March 2, 2012, started out as just another day but turned out to be a day that changed my life forever.
It’s one of those things you only read about in the newspaper or see on the news. You never think anything like that will happen to you. Until you get the phone call, you never know how much someone meant to you and how much you are going to miss them until they are gone.
That night I not only lost my brother but I lost a piece of me. He was that little brother that you never knew what he was going to do next. You could come home from work and he would be waiting in a closet to jump out and scare you. He was always bringing home new electronics and couldn’t wait to show them off. His knowledge of computers and technology was amazing and almost all self-taught. He also gave me a niece that reminds me of him daily. I can’t wait to tell her all about her dad as she grows up.
I thank God every day for giving me Jake for those 19 years.
What happened that night isn’t something that just happened to my family. The actions, or lack of actions by Sandusky County officials that took place right after are why we have yet to properly mourn the loss of my brother and have exposed many flaws in the justice system. We have made a lot of progress and won many battles but we haven’t won the war.
To each and every one of the supporters at Justice for Jake & Ella I say thank you for standing with us. Please continue to stand with us and together we will get Justice For Jake!
My final thought for you, make sure you let the people in your life know how much they mean to you and give them a hug. It may be your last opportunity to do so. We never know when we’re going to be called home.
Michael Limberios Jr.
Editor's Note: Michael Limberios Jr. is Jacob Limberios' brother. Jacob Limberios died two years ago on March 2, 2012.