New results same as old ones: Accidental suicide

Autopsy report released to newspaper
Register
May 23, 2013

The second autopsy confirms the initial conclusion by Sandusky County sheriff's deputies: Jacob Limberios killed himself but it might have been accidental. 

Deputies reached that conclusion within just hours from when Jacob Limberios was killed on March 2, 2012, by a gunshot to the head.

Sandusky County coroner John Wukie used that finding in his death ruling despite never having examined the body, visiting the home where Jacob was killed or reviewing information with witnesses.

The Fremont News-Messenger reported Wednesday that the autopsy conducted by deputy Lucas County coroner Cynthia Beisser found deputies were correct in that original conclusion immediately after Jacob was killed (Click for article), but they were wrong about which hand Jake was using to shoot the gun.  

Evidence was destroyed during the initial investigation, according to the Limberios family, and deputies failed to follow basic procedures or meet professional standards of criminal investigation. 

Beisser performed her autopsy May 2, six months after Pittsburgh pathologist Cyril Wecht conducted an autopsy on behalf of the family after the county previously refused to order one. Wecht's autopsy found Jacob to have been the victim of a homicide.

The Register will post Beisser's autopsy report at the news website when officials respond to the request. 

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Comments

Foz426

this is absolute ridiculousness and the county knows it! I would like to know HOW he could have shot himself with the gun more than 18 inches away from his head? I hope those that are lying and protecting those that are lying burn for this. How DARE you do this to this family. AGAIN.

BlueAngel

AMEN!!

Dude i Roc

Now the hand change...

indolent indiff...

case closed?

RNR

this is bullsXXt.

Ithink

Wow! Jacob sure was flexible if he could use his right to reach around to the back of his left ear and shoot himself 18 inches away. What a bunch of BS!

Kelly

This autopsy is impartial. The coroner is in another county and has no reason to jeopardize her reputation by participating in any kind of cover-up. This one has more credibility than one paid for by the family. Really, did you expect Wecht to rule against the family paying him?

Foz426

if you believe that then I feel sorry for you. The evidence does not lie and there is much more to this story. Sadly, you fall into the category of gullibility that the county is hoping for. Lucas County was still EMPLOYED BY Sandusky County.... the county got the results THEY paid for. Impartial? Not a chance.

mrite

Kelly, I agree with your statement.

Foz, you say that "the evidence does not lie". Where did the "evidence" you speak of come from?

so.....

Read past articles. The county botched this.

mrite

Says who? The SR? The family paid pathologist? Those that do not have the intimate details of this case? WHO??????

so.....

The sr got their info from the family. Other than the 3 kids with jake , who has more intimate details? The family also has scoured over the county's files. So they know what the county knows. Which is they did not follow protocol that night.

mrite

Ok. I figured that the Sheriff's Dept and/or Prosecutor would not give out details until the investigation was completed. Just how did they get that info from the SO?

I discount info from family as it could be tainted to their beliefs.

so.....

The same could be said about the other side as well then. Just they hold the cards

Kelly

I feel sorry for the family that refused to accept the fact that their son accidentally killed himself. It must be horrible but it's been confirmed.

so.....

If that's what he did then say that. Not accidental SUICIDE. 2total different things. No such thing as accidental suicide! Suicide is INTENTIONAL. You meant to do it!!!

ladydye_5

Accidental death and suicide are TWO DIFFERENT things!

Krissy3

Beisser's report does NOT say that he killed himself. It says that she can't determine range of fire so she doesn't know either way and its up to Sandusky County to decide.

The only part of this report that even matters is that she says the range of fire couldn't be determined. She says he MIGHT have killed himself, not that there is any scientific evidence he did. Basically this report means nothing other than the manner of death is inconclusive since range can't be determined.

so.....

you have no idea if this is impartial or not. In their field people know a vast network. Especially if they work together often , as they do around here. Everything goes to lucas county. Shes no stranger.

Kelly

Exactly, everything goes to Lucas county so she has no reason to give anything but a completely accurate account. The county will still be giving her work no matter how she rules. There's no conspiracy.

so.....

If shes friendly with these people, and that does happen from regular contact, she may very well say what they want. Just like people paying for an opionion, as you say. And your right, the county will still give her work whether she's accurate or not because that's the system, not her ability or crediblity.

mrite

I doubt that so many public officials would jeopardize their careers and lives to protect the lies of others. Most especially officials outside of the county.

so.....

After the experience I've had with public officials I put nothing past any of them. Just because they are not in the same county doesnt mean a thing.

jmac08

THE CORONER IS WITH SANDUSKY CO> THEY PAID HER TO DO IT IT WASNT FREE>> SO SHE DID WHAT THEY WANTED TO HEAR TO COVER UP ALL THE MESS THEY CAUSED UR DUMB

sandtown born a...

I AGREE

Ithink

Yeah, sure-- a renowned forensic pathologist is going to become embroiled in a controversial autopsy and then LIE because the family paid him. Are you CRAZY?! He has much bigger and more popular cases to handle (AND GET PAID FOR), but no, he'll settle for this little hick Sandusky County, Barney Fife run Mayberry case to boost his reputation. You people are nuts. Mike and Shannon went to OSU and asked for help--they directed them to Dr Wecht, who agreed to help them. They didn't seek someone out to do the autopsy and LIE about it--THEY want the TRUTH also!!!

Kelly

and now they have it

sandtown born a...

Ok not sure what crossed the line with this comment???????????????

Kelly

The coroner has no reason to fabricate anything. He killed himself.

mamaC

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