Body Of Former Federal Official Found At Landfill

Randall Chase reports for AP via AOL News:

DOVER, Del. — Police in Delaware searched for clues Monday in the death of John Wheeler III, a veteran of Republican administrations who also helped led efforts to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington.

The body of Wheeler, 66, was discovered on New Year’s Eve as a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Wheeler retired from the military in 1971 and lived in New Castle. The former Army officer reportedly was last seen Dec. 28, riding an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington.

Police have determined that all the stops made Friday by the garbage truck before it arrived at the landfill involved large commercial disposal bins in Newark, several miles from Wheeler’s home…

[continues at AP via AOL News]

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6 Comments on "Body Of Former Federal Official Found At Landfill"

  1. Hadrian999 | Jan 3, 2011 at 10:33 pm |

    it’ll be interesting to find out what he was actually wrapped up in

  2. Hadrian999 | Jan 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm |

    it’ll be interesting to find out what he was actually wrapped up in

  3. He was consulting for the Mitre Corporation just before his death…a group that funds military R&D projects. I’d love to know if that angle even remotely gets followed up.

  4. He was consulting for the Mitre Corporation just before his death…a group that funds military R&D projects. I’d love to know if that angle even remotely gets followed up.

  5. Ironaddict06 | Jan 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm |

    John Wheeler was not some normal guy. This guy was a VIP. Besides Wheeler being a consultant for Mitre, Wheeler also was involved with the SEC. This killing could also be tied into the START Treaty somehow?

  6. Ironaddict06 | Jan 5, 2011 at 11:36 am |

    John Wheeler was not some normal guy. This guy was a VIP. Besides Wheeler being a consultant for Mitre, Wheeler also was involved with the SEC. This killing could also be tied into the START Treaty somehow?

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