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  • Private eye questions if death was murder

    01/07/2011 7:09:54 AM PST · by Gondring · 76 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Fri, Jan. 7, 2011 | WILL BUNCH
    APROMINENT Philadelphia crime sleuth is speculating that the region's high-profile murder mystery - the shocking discovery of ex-Pentagon official John "Jack" Wheeler III in a Wilmington landfill - might not be a murder at all. William Fleisher, an ex-cop who co-founded Philadelphia's murder-solving Vidocq Society, said that the discovery of eyewitnesses and surveillance video of a disoriented Wheeler before he died suggests that the 66-year-old man had suffered a head or brain injury. And that apparent disorientation, Fleisher speculated, could have caused Wheeler to voluntarily crawl into a trash Dumpster - either seeking shelter, as happens sometimes among the homeless,...
  • Source: Wheeler's phone found in home across the street

    01/06/2011 3:26:54 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 71 replies
    WPVI-TV Philadelphia ^ | 1-6-2010 | staff report
    Source: Wheeler's phone found in home across the street January 6, 2011 WILMINGTON, Del. - January 6, 2011 (WPVI) -- There is no indication that police are close to making an arrest in the murder of National Defense Consultant John Wheeler, whose body was found in a Wilmington landfill last week. But it does seem that they're learning more information day by day. Action News has learned that the police now have Wheeler's cell phone. A source tells us they found it in the house under construction across the street from Wheeler's home in New Castle. Police have been looking...
  • Witnesses: (Former presidential advisor)John Wheeler Appeared Disoriented (before death)

    01/05/2011 6:06:52 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 223 replies
    Police in Delaware are slowly piecing together the details surrounding the death of former presidential advisor John P. "Jack" Wheeler III. It now seems Wheeler spent at least two days wandering the streets of Wilmington disoriented. Police say Wheeler traveled from Washington, D.C., where he worked, to Wilmington Tuesday on an AMTRAK train. He was last seen alive at 3:30 p.m. Thursday near the Hotel duPont parking garage at 10th and Orange streets. Iman Goldsborough, the parking lot attendant, encountered a man she believes was Wheeler on Wednesday night near the intersection where he was last officially seen Thursday. Goldsborough...
  • Man who helped get Vietnam wall built found dead

    01/04/2011 7:23:05 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 86 replies
    myway.com ^ | January 4, 2011 | By RANDALL CHASE
    DOVER, Del. (AP) - A military expert who served three Republican presidents and helped get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built as part of his dedication to those who fought in that war was found dead in a landfill, and authorities are trying to piece together when he was last seen alive. The body of John Wheeler III, 66, was uncovered Friday when a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill in Wilmington...
  • Ex-Bush aide killed, dumped in Del. River landfill

    01/03/2011 10:05:53 AM PST · by maggief · 128 replies
    Philly.com ^ | January 3, 2011
    John Parsons Wheeler 3d, a Vietnam veteran officer who served in three GOP Presidential administrations, and who chaired the committee that raised funds from businesses, agencies and prominent Americans to get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built on the Washington Mall, was found dead in a landfill a few miles from his New Castle Delaware home this weekend.