Witness allegedly makes statement on Facebook

Post from Brittany Bowers claims she's laughing on a beach in Florida
Nov 15, 2013

A key witness in the Jacob Limberios killing hasn't been called to testify in front of a special Sandusky County grand jury, but a Facebook post that appears to be from her suggests she's unavailable even if she were subpeonaed

"While your are all talking s**t, I'm here in Florida laughing on the beach," the post states. "Good things happen to good people, guess my karma isn't all that bad."

The grand jury re-convened this morning at the Sandusky County Courthouse and called famed forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden.  

Click HERE for updates on the Sandusky County grand jury hearings

Watch extended clips from today's "Dr. Phil" program with Bowers and results from a lie detector test she took in September. 

Watch 'Between the Lines Live' from 4 to 5 p.m. today with the Limberios family and supporters of Justice for Jake as they gather to watch Day 2 of the "Dr. Phil" program about Jacob Limberios' death in March 2012. 



She seemed awfully nonchalant on Dr. Phil yesterday.


Guilty until proven innocent..... only in the Sandusky Register. Feel bad for these two, why is the SR trying to put the gun in their hands?


OK, people (including the SR for posting this "headline") are being extremely unfair to these kids. Put yourself in their shoes and ASSUME they are innocent. It has been two years. It cannot be easy for them, but at some point they have the right to move on with their lives. They are kids. They obviously miss their friend. From their perspective they have told all they know. I didn't think they seemed nonchalant at all. They seemed frustrated at the continued accusations. The previews for the show made them look much worse the the actual show.

The Smart One

Exactly. 2 year of this and no shred of proof they did anything. Time to let go Accept what happened. I'm sorry but it starting to look like these parent want more then just "a change on the death certificate". Like money!? And The mother contradicted herself a few times on the show last night as we'll


"...no shred of proof they did anything". Except for Dr. Wecht's and probably Dr. Baden's scientific findings. There is no shred of evidence that suggests Jake did this to himself except for Brittany, Will, and Evan's word; which I suggest you watch the Dr. Phil program tonight to learn how truthful that is. "Like money!?"....like the $150k+ that Mike and Shannon have spent trying to find out the truth? Ignorant.

Food For Thought

bmgasser, are you aware of Dr. Wecht's credentials? Everyone makes him out to be the greatest expert in the world without bothering to mention his past. Here are some highlights, he gained fame by questioning the JFK assassination. He was later hired to consult on the death of Anna Nicole Smith's son, and we all know how well that turned out. In 2008 he was brought up on corruption of office charges in Allegheny County PA, the case was dismissed because they did not execute the warrant correctly. All I am saying is that he really isn't the end all be all in forensics. I can guarantee you that if I pay an expert I could get them to posit that an elephant fired the shot.

Dr. Baden seems a little more credible, but anyone that is a paid expert has the possibility of being swayed to the side of the people paying them.

I am not saying that you are wrong, but you have three examiners, so far, with three different opinions. Short of anyone there changing their story I don't think there will be any charges, although the death certificate may be changed.

I cannot begin to fathom the depth of the pain and grief that the family is feeling, no clue, but there comes a point where all this community support should be helping them deal with their grief. There is no benefit to this family by supporting further investigation and drama. Help them change the sheriff, help them change the policies that were not up to snuff, but if there are no indictments what else can be done?


First, I think there is some confusion as to what the "different" opinion of Dr. Beisser (Lucas County Deputy Coroner) is: she did not find any stippling, tattooing, gun powder residue (or whatever you like to call it). In that way, she concurred with Dr. Wecht. Where Dr. Beisser differed in her report (other than the direction which I believe we can all agree is of minimal importance) was in the conclusion. Dr. Wecht made a conclusion from the absence of stippling, and Dr. Beisser chose to ignore it while making the most ambiguous conclusion possible, "not inconsistent with the original ruling". Furthermore, Dr. Whaley (of the commonwealth of Virginia) reviewed both documents, and agreed that the absence of stippling (which both Beisser and Wecht noted) would strongly suggest that Jake died of a homicide.

Mike and Shannon have said themselves that they cannot even begin to work through the grieving process until they know the truth of what happened to Jacob; and the grand jury is likely the last step in doing so. I agree, and cannot wait to begin the next phase so we can help them in that regard, as well as turn up the advocacy for "Jake's Law", which would ensure that this cannot happen again in the state of Ohio.


150K your kidding me! They want justice for Ella then they should have put 150K in the bank for her. She will grow up without a father to help support her. Why not help her out in the future? Nothing will bring Jake back so why let Ella see their faces on signs all over town. Let her have closure and move on




+1! For bmgasser


"...Miss their friend"?
That night was the first time the two male witnesses met Jacob.


Sorry, I'm not up on the relationships. My point: I saw nothing cold about them when I watched the show yesterday. My issue is with law enforcement.

Erie Sniper

Kids? They are over the age of 18 which makes them adults. "Put yourself in their shoes"? Didn't those shoes get thrown away?


"Kids" in that they want to move on with their lives, like any other young person. Not in the legal sense... Look, blame law enforcement for this whole mess. I don't believe this girl threw her own shoes away. Since when is a facebook post a newspaper headline anyway? She's on vacation, she posted about it. She's tired of the accusations. ASSUME she's innocent. Can you blame her?


Guilty before Proven Innocent. Its a pointless fight.


THey're in their early to mid 20s .. they're not kids..


Seriously lol. Why would the SR publish a picture of her Facebook status? Makes it look like a modern day witch hunt

local man

Before you defend her, let's see if she passes the lie detector test on Dr Phil's Friday episode.


Before you declare her guilty, why don't you wait for the evidence?


Brittany seems like a "mean girl" to me! Will seemed genuinely upset but not totally honest? I don't believe a criminal act was committed but I also don't believe these kids are being totally honest. If the parents believe it was an accident and the kids know it was an accident they all should meet privately and be honest with each other. There is no need for criminal charges!

Big Poppy

And she's the one that stated the people she went to school with and people on facebook look at her. Really Brittany? And you put this out there! No wonder people think badly about you.


She didn't have the best reputation in high school. In fact, it comes as no surprise she's in this type of situation, or being this cocky about it.

seriously 1137

Money? !?!?! Are u insane. Or do u just follow a few headlines here and there? Do you have any idea what they've put at stake? How much they have lost? They want the death certificate changed because they know he was accidently killed. It only looks like they are just going after these two...but thats only because Brittany and Will are the only 2 that would agreed to go on the show...the scso certainly wouldn't agrree to that


Pretty immature of her to even post anything on facebook.
Pretty stalkerish of Sandusky Register to post.


She's young...immature by definition. Although if you re-read the post ASSUMING she is innocent, it sounds much better. She's bitter, yes. I don't blame her. I'd be bitter too.


Unless of course there are more details than anyone knows about.


No one has been arrested, so the Dr. Phil thing couldn't have been too revealing. Also, she is Ella's aunt and still extremely close to the family. None of this story makes sense to me, become a circus.


The test they took on Dr. Phil came back "deceitful" , she did not want to be in town when everyone found out.

The video clip of her looking up and asking Jake why he did this to her, was her response to Dr. Phil saying she was "deceitful" on the lie detector test.


My question...if this IS true, what can be done now about it? Can anybody really file any charges against her? There's no clear evidence. Just because this story made national TV doesn't mean justice will be served.


Are you aware that there is a grand jury in session in order to possibly indict? And the other post about the results is true.