Jake's grandmother: 'Child's game gone bad' - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Jake's grandmother: 'Child's game gone bad'

Jake Kimbley. (Source: Smith County Sheriff's Office) Jake Kimbley. (Source: Smith County Sheriff's Office)
WINONA, TX (KLTV) -

The full autopsy results for two-year-old Jake Kimbley have still not been released.

Investigators found Jake's body early Wednesday inside a septic tank near his family's home in Winona.

Jake's death is being treated as a homicide, but investigators stress that right now, there are still no official suspects.

Jake's grandmother, Laura Harber says learning her grandson was found dead in a septic tank has devastated her.

"It's any grandparent or parent's worst nightmare," Harber stated, "You don't eat. You don't sleep."

Right now her daughter, Sabrina Kimbley has obtained a lawyer. She has not been ruled out as a suspect, nor has she been named a suspect.

"No matter what people are hearing, it's not true," Harber says, "The honest truth? Point blank is that it was a child's game gone bad... They were all playing hide and go see, and it just went all wrong. When my daughter's ready to talk, she will." 

Sabrina's lawyer says she's cooperating with authorities. Jake's grandmother says she just misses her grandson.

Harber says, "I just want people to know that my son in law and daughter are good people; they're good parents and they just need everyone's prayers and support right now for Jake's sake."

Child Protective Services has custody of Jake's five siblings. CPS said Friday that the children have been placed in foster care, and are doing well.

The state filed a motion Wednesday to have those children removed from the home during the investigation. The court documents cited poor living conditions, including a severe roach infestation.


Related Stories:

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Dak Prescott visits in East Texas for good cause

    Dak Prescott visits in East Texas for good cause

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:19:22 GMT

    At this time last year, a guy by the name of Dak Prescott was still on the draft board. In fact, the Mississippi State star didn't hear his named called until Saturday during the fourth round. Luckily for the Cowboys, Prescott turned out to be the hidden gem of the 2016 draft class. The NFL AP rookie of the year was in Longview Friday night for a fundraiser supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Pines.

    More >>

    At this time last year, a guy by the name of Dak Prescott was still on the draft board. In fact, the Mississippi State star didn't hear his named called until Saturday during the fourth round. Luckily for the Cowboys, Prescott turned out to be the hidden gem of the 2016 draft class. The NFL AP rookie of the year was in Longview Friday night for a fundraiser supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Pines.

    More >>
  • UT-Tyler softball falls to UT-Dallas

    UT-Tyler softball falls to UT-Dallas

    Saturday, April 29 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-04-29 04:15:31 GMT

    The UT Tyler softball team battled back from a 5-2 deficit but lost to UT Dallas 6-5 on a walkoff home run in the bottom of the seventh inning in the winner’s bracket semifinal of the American Southwest Conference tournament Friday at Suddenlink Field.

    More >>

    The UT Tyler softball team battled back from a 5-2 deficit but lost to UT Dallas 6-5 on a walkoff home run in the bottom of the seventh inning in the winner’s bracket semifinal of the American Southwest Conference tournament Friday at Suddenlink Field.

    More >>
  • Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve April 29-May 5

    Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve April 29-May 5

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:33:54 GMT
    (Source: KLTV)(Source: KLTV)

    There are quite a few organizations in East Texas that are looking for dependable people to lend a hand of service to others. If you're looking for a way to serve your community, here's a helpful resource for you!

    More >>

    There are quite a few organizations in East Texas that are looking for dependable people to lend a hand of service to others. If you're looking for a way to serve your community, here's a helpful resource for you!

    More >>
Powered by Frankly