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Video Released In Murder Mystery Of Delaware War Vet (Wheeler)
CBS philadelphia ^ | Jan. 5, 2011 | Robin Rieger; Todd Quinones; Steve Beck

Posted on 01/05/2011 11:42:38 AM PST by Smokeyblue

Eyewitness News has obtained exclusive surveillance video of a former presidential aide that was taken two days before his body was found dumped in a Delaware landfill.

The body of John Wheeler III was found in the Cherry Island landfill in Wilmington on New Year’s Eve.

The video shows a man that appears to be Wheeler entering the lobby of a parking garage at 5th and King Streets in Wilmington on December 29.

An employee of the parking garage said Wheeler look disheveled and said he was looking for his car. The employee also said his right shoe, which appeared to be broken, was in his right hand.

“From the way his show looked, I would say that it looked like somebody done something to him,” the worker told Eyewitness News.

The video then shows the man getting on an elevator and walking around for 20 minutes. After that, he talked to a supervisor before he was escorted out the pedestrian door.

Investigators said Wheeler was last seen at 10th and Orange Streets in Wilmington around 3:30 p.m. on December 30.

(Excerpt) Read more at philadelphia.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: 20101229; 20101230; cyberwar; homicide; johnwheeler; johnwheeleriii; parkinggarage; shoe; wheeler; wilmington; wmd

1 posted on 01/05/2011 11:42:39 AM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

Maybe the guy was suffering from dementia, crawled into a dumpster and died when dumped into the garbage truck. Very sad.


2 posted on 01/05/2011 11:45:45 AM PST by Little Pharma
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To: Little Pharma

Could have had a stroke, or even drugged too.
Any news from the coroner?


3 posted on 01/05/2011 11:49:34 AM PST by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: Little Pharma
Maybe the guy was suffering from dementia, crawled into a dumpster and died when dumped into the garbage truck. Very sad.

Police are calling it a homicide.

4 posted on 01/05/2011 11:49:40 AM PST by MarkLevinFan (Thank me!)
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To: MarkLevinFan

Damn. I guess some creep took advantage of an old, weak guy.


5 posted on 01/05/2011 11:52:57 AM PST by Little Pharma
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To: Smokeyblue

Those Gary Condit parties can really bring on a confusing hangover. Especially into your 60’s.


6 posted on 01/05/2011 11:54:20 AM PST by blackdog
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To: Little Pharma

So the guy goes from being and expert in Chemical/Biological and Cyber Warfare and working to get ROTC back on Ivy League Campus’s, sends out Christmas and New Years e-mails to a huge network of people and suddenly develops dementia???

The video is heartbreaking, especially considering the idiot woman, who claims to have tried to help him didn’t even call the cops until the next day! If he looked that bad, why not call an ambulance??

Something is very fishy here!


7 posted on 01/05/2011 11:54:23 AM PST by panthermom
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To: panthermom

The rules of Occam’s Razor should only apply to those circumstances outside the DC political beltway. For all logical, simple conclusions become far too abstract in application within that area for the rule to have any use.


8 posted on 01/05/2011 12:00:17 PM PST by blackdog
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To: Little Pharma

A freeper on a prior thread mentioned that he wound up in a dumpster in Newark, DE, which is 15 miles from where he was last seen by witnesses.


9 posted on 01/05/2011 12:00:53 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: Smokeyblue

The video can be seen at the story link.


10 posted on 01/05/2011 12:03:54 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Little Pharma

Fox reported that he had a problem with his neighbors whose house size was detrimental to his ‘view’. There was speculation that Wheeler had planted an incendiary device.

Perhaps some, or all, of this is true and he was both stressed out and remorseful of his own appalling actions. If he suffered from any form of dementia or early onset Alzheimers - perhaps he was urinating in it or decided to sit in the dumpster to get warm. Then he fell asleep and the dumpster was lifted up causing a fatal injury.

Sometimes things aren’t always what they seem. Including murder.’


11 posted on 01/05/2011 12:04:02 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: sodpoodle

How about this ....he (or someone he hired) botched the arson job and he knew the hammer was coming down, he either offs himself or the hired citizen does it for him....


12 posted on 01/05/2011 12:11:47 PM PST by databoss
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To: sodpoodle

They were “bug” bombs, like what you use to kill roaches or fleas, that were in the house.

I don’t think a guy like this, no matter how angry would use a Flea Bomb to intimidate his neighbors. Sounds more like kids.


13 posted on 01/05/2011 12:16:19 PM PST by panthermom
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To: panthermom

The device was a “rodent” smoke bomb, not a “bug” bomb. There’s a big difference.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-05/police-ex-pentagon-official-confused-before-death.html


14 posted on 01/05/2011 12:18:58 PM PST by MarkLevinFan (Thank me!)
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To: Smokeyblue

Very sad, and quite disturbing. The video and interview with the parking attendant reveal two new pieces of information. One, he’s limping as he enters the parking garage. Two, when the parking attendant asked him where his briefcase was, he told her it had been stolen. This makes it seem as though Wheeler may already have been attacked or robbed once before he was later murdered by a second attacker. Law enforcement has classified this as a homicide, but haven’t revealed the cause of death.

The fact that his car was never parked in the garage where he was looking for it does make it sound as though he could have been suffering from dementia. If that’s true, and he ended up wandering around in the middle of winter without his coat, assaulted and robbed once of his briefcase, then later the victim of a second attacker who murdered him, this would be sad beyond words.


15 posted on 01/05/2011 12:22:21 PM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Smokeyblue

My totally uninformed guess is that he got mugged, suffered a head injury, and died sometime later. I can’t explain how he got in the dumpster, but maybe he got mugged a second time.


16 posted on 01/05/2011 12:25:52 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: MarkLevinFan

I may be wrong but I don’t believe this man just suddenly went bonkers.


17 posted on 01/05/2011 12:26:28 PM PST by panthermom
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To: panthermom
I may be wrong but I don’t believe this man just suddenly went bonkers.

It's entirely possible, but we will see.

18 posted on 01/05/2011 12:37:01 PM PST by MarkLevinFan (Thank me!)
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To: Smokeyblue
What I don't see or understand is why the wife wasn't concerned about his whereabouts????? Did I miss it??

My best guess...is that she's fooling around and she either put a hit on him or methodically poisoned him. Let's see what the autopsy says...

19 posted on 01/05/2011 12:47:54 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Smokeyblue
What I don't see or understand is why the wife wasn't concerned about his whereabouts????? Did I miss it??

My best guess...is that she's fooling around and she either put a hit on him or methodically poisoned him. Let's see what the autopsy says...

20 posted on 01/05/2011 12:49:16 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: panthermom

You’re right...Why would he mess up his “day in court” with these dollar bug bombs. Kids sounds right.


21 posted on 01/05/2011 12:52:43 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: panthermom
Bonkers, like Goldwater on LSD snuck into his water?

This is ya know, the same government who snuck into peoples homes and placed irradiated boxes of breakfast ceral in their kitchens to track the health effects of long term radiation consumed in the diet.

Quaker Oats even produced an apology for it's role a few years ago.

22 posted on 01/05/2011 12:53:37 PM PST by blackdog
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To: Sacajaweau

His wife was at an apartment they owned in Harlem, NY.


23 posted on 01/05/2011 12:53:59 PM PST by MarkLevinFan (Thank me!)
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To: Sacajaweau
It was a rodent smoke bomb, not a bug bomb.


24 posted on 01/05/2011 12:56:49 PM PST by MarkLevinFan (Thank me!)
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To: MarkLevinFan

Harlem? This is getting curiouser and curiouser. WTF would they be doing in Rangelville?


25 posted on 01/05/2011 12:57:28 PM PST by blackdog
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To: blackdog

Do a Google search. I forget where I read that.


26 posted on 01/05/2011 1:00:48 PM PST by MarkLevinFan (Thank me!)
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To: ozzymandus

My totally uninformed guess is that he got mugged, suffered a head injury,...

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My first inclination also. Very sad!


27 posted on 01/05/2011 1:02:30 PM PST by maica
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No communication between hubby and wife for at least 72 hours???? Just doesn't sound right.

But if you knew someone was going to get "hit"...you wouldn't want to call because it would LIKELY pinpoint his location.

We're not being told something. Wife, ex-wife and all kids are silent!!

28 posted on 01/05/2011 1:03:16 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: blackdog

North of Central Park is becoming desirable real estate.


29 posted on 01/05/2011 1:03:56 PM PST by maica
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To: maica
Just read that it was days before they identified him. And his wife never reported him missing because she was out of town??

Neither one tried to communicate?????...at a time when we have cell phones hanging from our ear??

Where was his cell phone found??

I think this is going to have a very surprising ending....and I think it's going to be hidden from the public.

30 posted on 01/05/2011 1:26:24 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: MarkLevinFan

” It’s entirely possible, but we will see. “

You mean like we saw with Vince Foster , and William Colby ?


31 posted on 01/05/2011 11:55:10 PM PST by sushiman
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To: blackdog

Post like yours drive me nuts!!!


32 posted on 01/06/2011 6:04:44 AM PST by southphilly
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To: southphilly

Not sure what you mean, but ok?


33 posted on 01/06/2011 6:10:48 AM PST by blackdog
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To: Smokeyblue

I did not catch Mr. Wheeler’s current job? What was he doing going to DC?


34 posted on 01/06/2011 10:03:49 AM PST by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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