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What haoppened to John Wheeler? The more info that comes out, the stranger it seems..

WILMINGTON, Del. – Police in Delaware say surveillance video shows a prominent national defense expert confused and disoriented in a downtown office building hours before his body turned up at a landfill.

Newark Police Lt. Mark Farrall said Wednesday that John Wheeler refused help from several people who approached him as he wandered around the Nemours (nih-MOORS') Building in Wilmington as late as 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wheeler's body was found Friday in a load of trash dumped at the Cherry Island Landfill. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

The 66-year-old New Castle resident was an Army officer during the Vietnam War. He served in the administrations of three Republican presidents and helped get the Vietnam War Memorial built.


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:25 PM on Jan. 5, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It's very strange and did you know that he was an expert in chemical weapons?

    "He could be consumed by data: while an Army officer, he wrote the first Biological and Chemical Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual, and the accompanying analysis supporting the government's decision not to use biological weapons."



    Answer by agentwanda at 1:58 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Very curious, indeed.

    Answer by Jambo4 at 1:29 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Makes me wonder~ Did he have MS?Dimentia? My mom (has MS) once got disoriented to the point she forgot where she was, what her car looked like and where it was... More Questions than answers....

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:46 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • bizarre.

    Answer by cheekycherub at 1:33 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I wonder if he wasn't robbed and had been hit hard over the head and was disoriented from that. The creeps could have came back and finished the job if they saw him wandering around and tossed him in a dumpster. Poor guy no matter what happened.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Very odd ..would like to know exactly what happened but it is highly doubtful we ever will.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 2:16 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Sweet, could you post those conspiracy links, I'd like to read them… T.Y.

    Answer by agentwanda at 5:31 PM on Jan. 5, 2011


    A tipster told police Wheeler was alive on Dec. 30 at 3:30 p.m. near an intersection about four blocks from the office of attorney Bayard Marin, who was representing Wheeler and his wife in a heated property dispute and about a mile from an Amtrak station where Wheeler often caught the train to Washington. They found his car at the station.

    Witnesses reported seeing Wheeler acting erratically on Dec. 29, multiple media outlets reported. A parking lot attendant next to the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington said Wheeler was unable to find his car, appeared disoriented and said he had been robbed. She said he was holding one shoe and was not wearing a coat over his suit despite cold weather.


    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:25 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • *happened


    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:26 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • He also said his car was stolen but it was in its spot....????


    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:35 PM on Jan. 5, 2011