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John Wheeler Murder Gets More Baffling
CBS News ^ | January 8, 2011 | Jan Crawford

Posted on 01/08/2011 8:56:21 AM PST by La Lydia

His body tumbled from a garbage truck into a landfill, reports CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford. John Wheeler, the driving force behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and former White House and Pentagon aide, was found dead on New Year's Eve, buried in the trash. Police say Wheeler's body was picked up from a dumpster in Newark, Delaware. But there's much they don't know about a crime that seems to get more baffling with every new clue.

In the days before his death, Wheeler seemed to come unhinged. On Dec. 29th, he showed up at this pharmacy in New Castle, Delaware, asking for a ride. That night, Wheeler was captured on surveillance tape, stumbling through a parking garage, looking for his car -- which wasn't there.

"He didn't look good, he was really weird," said parking lot attendant Iman Goldsborough. "He had no overcoat on and one shoe in his hand."

At about 8:30 the next night, Dec. 30, Wheeler was seen at a former DuPont Company building in Wilmington, again seeming disoriented. The next day his body was found at the landfill. Robert Dill, a neighbor who had seen Wheeler Christmas Eve, was shocked at Wheeler's condition on the tape.

"I have never seen him like that in my life," said Dill. "I have no idea."

Wheeler, a veteran, was working in Washington for a defense contractor...But law enforcement sources say the murder was apparently not related to his government work. ...

Police haven't said how Wheeler was murdered or even where he was actually killed. They are looking at a legal battle with a neighbor -- but friends say they can't imagine that dispute would have led to his death.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: johnwheeler; mystery; wheeler
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Sounds like there was something seriously wrong with him before he died.
1 posted on 01/08/2011 8:56:21 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

The Delaware Medical Examiner has ruled Wheeler’s death a homicide but has not released the cause of death, pending the results of toxicology tests.

2 posted on 01/08/2011 8:57:56 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Odd how the media seems so driven to discredit or dismiss the victim of a murder rather than focus on finding a suspect.

And if the case is such a mystery, how do they know THIS?
“But law enforcement sources say the murder was apparently not related to his government work”

3 posted on 01/08/2011 9:02:18 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: La Lydia

He also managed to travel around a 10 to 20-square mile area in his condition during the two-day period, even though he was apparently on foot and searching for his vehicle.

This is a strange story.

4 posted on 01/08/2011 9:06:36 AM PST by TomGuy
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5 posted on 01/08/2011 9:13:46 AM PST by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: CrappieLuck

That’s what I thought. How could they possibly know that if they don’t know who killed him, and why?

6 posted on 01/08/2011 9:15:46 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

I’m going to guess that he may have been poisoned.

7 posted on 01/08/2011 9:17:21 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: CrappieLuck

Okay, your post cinches it. 1.The media is owned by the shadow government. 2. How in the world could can law enforcement (also part of the government) possibly know the murder had nothing to do with Wheeler’s government work? This sounds more and more like another deliberate cover up!

8 posted on 01/08/2011 9:19:57 AM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: La Lydia

Why hasn’t the media interviewed his family? When he didn’t show up, didn’t his wife call the police? So for two days he’s wondering around downtown and not one cop is called or ambulance or anything? And now they are speculating that in his confused state, he simply crawled into a dumpster to get warm and died???

9 posted on 01/08/2011 9:32:16 AM PST by Dogbert41
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To: La Lydia
Michael savage had a General on his program last evening. He was asked for clarification on some areas of question. Of course the General disclaimed knowing any inside information. However he did make a remark that was very interesting. He said we do not yet know what killed him, if he was drugged, or injured, etc.

He commented we do not know if information was extracted from him and what extracting the information might have caused a stroke. too much unknown at this time. Autopsy results are necessary to fill in some of these areas.

10 posted on 01/08/2011 9:32:53 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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Agree; and sounds like it happened about the time he made the decision to actually send a message to his neighbor; if in fact, he did that is. . .mega stress can do strange things to people and coupled with perhaps, some other latent issues, who knows. This may have just snowballed on him. . .and he began to crumble. What is perplexing as well; is the lack of timely info re Wheeler's death. It has been one week and while they offer this up as a homicide; authorities have given no autopsy results or anything else to substantiate their conclusions.

If he indeed, sent an 'incendiary' of whatever sort (smoke bomb?) into neighbor's property; this may have been the beginning of his deterioration and perhaps he was in a manner of speaking, 'on the run' or imagining such efforts. That said; perhaps he sought out garbage bin for his own temporary shelter/safekeeping or. . .perhaps he was still looking for his MIA briefcase. We have yet to learn, if he died in 'bin' or was DOA beforehand.

Again, it is a bit strange; that so little has been determined - or made public; given the time line and by the 'who' of Wheeler, himself.

11 posted on 01/08/2011 9:40:29 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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“How in the world could can law enforcement (also part of the government) possibly know the murder had nothing to do with Wheeler’s government work?”

The government is way more efficient than we peons can ever understand. I believe Vince Foster’s “suicide” was officially reported as such even before any official investigation into the matter even began. No government bureaucrat was stupid enough to say “Vince Foster’s murder was a suicide.” But the fact that officials are declaring Wheeler’s death a murder even while assuring us it cannot be related to his government work—and all before an investigation has even begun—is intriguing stuff.

12 posted on 01/08/2011 9:49:20 AM PST by DrC
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“pending the results of toxicology tests”

From the sounds of things this might be the key.

13 posted on 01/08/2011 9:57:40 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: La Lydia
I remember a few such cases. Strange death circumstances, a few articles speculatin', then nothing. Ho hum.

How about the man's rental car stopped on a mile-long bridge over the Mississippi River, lights on, keys in the ignition. Driver gone. "Why the turbulence from passing trucks must have blown him off the bridge," said some. His body was found 300 miles down river weeks later. "He got dizzy and fell off the bridge," said others. . . .

Terror in Tennessee? By: Lowell Ponte. February 20, 2002

14 posted on 01/08/2011 10:01:09 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: geologist
Yes I heard the interview with retired USAF Lt. General McInerney. This Fox interview pretty much covers everything the General said. Here
15 posted on 01/08/2011 10:09:26 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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The strangest part about this story is that (apparently) nobody missed him for two days. Why was Wheeler’s phone found in the under-construction house across the street? The fact that the phone was found there indicates to me that that is where Wheeler was abducted.

16 posted on 01/08/2011 10:23:45 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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“pending the results of toxicology tests”

Who is doing the tox screen?

His family should hire a private lab.

17 posted on 01/08/2011 10:31:17 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
One of the stangest death cases which I don't think has ever been solved is USAF Col. Philip Shue. This is the one that was declared a suicide after he was found in his car which had crashed into a tree, with large gash in his chest, and his nipples having been cut off.
18 posted on 01/08/2011 10:48:23 AM PST by mupcat
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To: La Lydia

A friend sent me this info - I have no idea if it is truthful, but it sure offers an interesting theory:
A shocking report prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) states that one of the United States top experts in biological and chemical weapons was brutally murdered after he threatened to expose a US Military test of poison gas that killed hundreds of thousands of animals in Arkansas this past week.
According to this report, John P. Wheeler III, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. from 2005-2008, when he became the Special Assistant to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Logistics and Environment, was found brutally murdered and dumped in a landfill, and as we can read as reported by Fox News:
“Delaware Police are investigating the apparent murder of a former Bush official who also championed the fund-raising effort to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Wheeler’s body was found in Wilmington on Friday.
According to police, somebody initially reported that the body was dumped out of a refuse truck, which would have been coming from Newark, onto the landfill. Newark Police spokesman Lt. Mark Farrall told Fox News that nobody had reported Wheeler missing before he was found.
The Wilmington News Journal reported that Wheeler was last seen riding an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington, Del., last Tuesday.”

Wheeler’s military career included writing one of the most important manuals on the effectiveness of biological and chemical weapons which led to his being hired in 2009 as a consultant to the Mitre Corporation, whose aviation system development department, the GRU reports, is at the forefront of creating the computer command and control systems used by the US Air Force in their fleet of aerial spraying planes.
These aerial spraying planes, this report continues, are based at the Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas that over the past few months have been involved with ‘test dispersants’ of poisonous gasses in the Afghanistan War Theater using chemical weapons stocks obtained from Iraq and held at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, also located in Arkansas.
Important to note about the Pine Bluff Arsenal, which calls itself “America’s Arsenal”, is that it is one of the World’s most specialized munitions and chemical-biological defense products and services bases which Russia had previously accused of not fully reporting the chemical agents removed from Iraq, between 2003 and 2008, and taken to the US for testing and subsequent destruction.
According to this report, the US relocated from Iraq to the Pine Bluff Arsenal an estimated 63,000 metric tonnes of the poisonous gas Phosgene that is described as one of the most feared chemical weapons ever used due to its ability to literally cause the lungs and respiratory system to explode.
Nearly immediately after Russia accused the US this past summer of not fully destroying Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stockpile the Pine Bluff Arsenal began an ‘accelerated’ disposal programme injecting it deep into the ground in central Arkansas, but which, unfortunately, since this past September, has caused over 500 minor earthquakes to occur raising the concerns of their local population.

More frightening, however, is the claim made in this report that the Americans have also begun shipping ‘massive quantities’ of Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stocks to Afghanistan where when used they will be able to say they had nothing to do with it, and believe no one will be able to prove it either.

Important to note about Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stocks are that they are no longer able to be made by any Western country, including the United States, which makes its value as a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) incalculable, especially in a war situation like Afghanistan where the enemy forces are firmly entrenched in hostile terrain

To the direct reason for Wheeler’s murder, this report says, was this past week’s transport of Iraqi Phosgene poisonous gas aboard a US Air Force KC-767 tanker aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base enroute to Afghanistan that shortly after takeoff had a ‘critical malfunction’ of its aerial spraying computer directed command and control system over central Arkansas causing the deaths of thousands of red-wing blackbirds.
According to US reports an estimated 4,000 of these birds were killed outright and were quickly removed by US Environmental Services workers wearing hazmat suits and gas masks. Another US report states that cause of death to these thousands of birds was “trauma in the breast tissue, with blood clots in the body cavity and a lot of internal bleeding” which this GRU report states is consistent with Phosgene exposure.
Even more chilling than this incident is this GRU report stating that it was the second “accidental” release of Phosgene poisonous gas in as many days, as the day before, this same US Air Force KC-767 tanker aircraft also had a “critical malfunction” causing a release over the Arkansas River that killed over 100,000 fish.
Upon Wheeler discovering what was happening with Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stockpiles, this report continues, he traveled from his home in Delaware to Washington D.C. where he openly confronted and threatened to expose the Pentagon and White House Officials responsible. Being a Vietnam Veteran who was responsible for having the famous memorial to that war erected, Wheeler was more than knowledgeable about the United States massive chemical and biological attacks in that conflict and had vowed to not let happen again.
Sadly, but all too common in the United States these days, when Wheeler threatened to go public with what was happening he was targeted for death, and as a “sign” to anyone else thinking of going against the regime, had his body dumped in a garbage pit for all the World to see.
Today, another great American was murdered in an effort to save his country from destruction. Sadly, his death will go barely noticed; the American people seem no longer to care as they continue to seek their solace in their propaganda media lies rather than confronting the brutal truth about the monsters they have let rule over them.
For hundreds of thousands of other Americans they have become so disassociated with what is happening to, and around them, they have proclaimed May 21, 2011 as the day the World will end and are giving up everything in preparing to meet their God.
The great American Revolutionary leader Noah Webster once said, “Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country.”
The Americans living today have utterly failed to heed these words and have, instead, become just what their masters have always intended for them to be… imbeciles. May God have mercy on them all.

19 posted on 01/08/2011 10:51:12 AM PST by majormaturity
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