Earlier this year, the Limberios family through their attorneys, Dan and Lauren McGookey, asked me for assistance in bringing Jake’s case to the public. Through the use of social media and the persistence of Jake’s family and ardent supporters, that has happened. I am thrilled to see that Dr. Phil is covering the Jake Limberios case. This case deserves national attention not only to find the truth about what happened that night, but also to elicit change in the way county coroners handle crime scene investigations and the ability to legally appeal questionable decisions.
Jake’s death was ruled a suicide by the Sandusky County Coroner’s Office having never been to the crime scene, nor did they perform an autopsy until months after his death. Jake’s parents, Mike and Shannon Limberios actually had to hire forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht to perform a separate autopsy. Dr. Wecht determined the cause of death as homicide. Months later, the county coroner’s office decided to exhume Jake a second time to perform an autopsy that should have been done from the onset.
This case has been filled with twists and turns over the past 2 years. Recently, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine stepped in to appoint special prosecutors and to empanel a special grand jury to review the facts of the case.
Part 1 of Dr. Phil aired yesterday. Brittany Bowers and William Lewis were two of the three people with Jake when he was shot and killed on March 2, 2012. They appeared as guests on the show with the Limberios’. They also agreed to submit to lie detector tests.
Part two of the “Dr. Phil” show about the death of Jacob Limberios will reveal the results of lie-detector tests taken by two witnesses who saw him die.
The Sandusky Register has provided EXCELLENT coverage of this case and is a valuable source of information for additional facts regarding Jake’s case. I will be tuning in today to hear the results of the lie detector tests. From Dr. Phil’s site:
“I just feel I got set up to do this … this is for TV right.”
Later she looks away from Dr. Phil, tilts her head up and back and seems to be talking to Jacob after Dr. Phil appears to read her the results of a lie detector test.
“Jacob, why are you doing this to me? Why?” Brittany asks in the promo for the programs.
Justice for Jake and Ella Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeforJakeandElla
Jake Limberios Forum Discussion: http://prinniefied.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=7by