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But law enforcement sources say the murder was apparently not related to his government work.
"It's got us totally confused," said Dill. "At this point I couldn't even give you a theory."
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.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Whoever dumped the body of a prominent national defense consultant into a garbage bin in a bustling college town risked being detected, either by witnesses or surveillance cameras, with some of the containers in well-lit parking lots, near restaurants and stores.
The first stop was a bank in College Square shopping center. Two trash bins at the rear of a bank are just yards away from two surveillance cameras and in sight of several storefronts and a heavily traveled road.
Inside one was a pair of white latex gloves, similar to those used by police evidence technicians.
On Dec. 29, Wheeler entered the parking garage wearing what appeared to be a sports coat. The next day, Wheeler was spotted wearing a dark colored zip-up hooded sweatshirt, police Lt. Mark Farrall said.
On a conversation thread about West Point and college football, Wheeler wrote:
"And absolute football corrupts absolutely. NCAA is all about football money ... To Hell with the NCAA and its corrupting Money Game ... West Point should pull out of the fraud-ridden NCAA."
Noticed how fast they got that pharmacist and her story out not to mention the security video footage? They do want this to disappear.It seems that this case is opening a can of worms.
Originally posted by bluemirage5
Sounds like the Police just want this case to disappear as fast as they got it. The John Wheeler case has to be kept alive until every stone has been turned upside down.
Originally posted by corsair00
Moderators - can we get the title of this thread changed. This is HUGE. This needs to be top member pick.
It should be a similar name to the headlines the story is making in the news:
Top US Official Murdered After Arkansas Weapons Test Causes Mass Death
"powerful members of Congress are again pushing legislation that would give the executive branch a new tool to hide its mistakes permanently."
09/05/2001 - Updated 08:02 PM ET
Should the same government that conducted outrageous radiation and biological-warfare experiments on unwitting citizens have the power to hide such abuses?
Originally posted by rubyeyes
I think it is a conspiracy but I think he killed himself. I think he felt very much guilt or something and was not able to stop something. His behavior was strange, I think he planned to dump himself in the heap as he killed himself somehow. He supposedly send smoke bombs to the house across his street, I think he might have sent those smoke bombs to Annapolis Maryland goverment buildings too.
Anyone following this story is aware that there has been a parallel discussion, at sites I'm deliberately not linking to, that has resolved all mysteries with one sweeping conspiratorial explanation. To sum up this (far-fetched) view: it is "no accident" that Wheeler died around the time of the also-mysterious mass death of birds in the Midwest. The birds were the victim of a military poison-gas test (or leak, or whatever); Wheeler, a one-time Pentagon staffer and a recent Mitre corporation employee, obviously "knew too much" about the evil plans; and so he was eliminated near the headquarters of (naturally) the DuPont corporation, which manufactures exotic chemicals.
John P. Wheeler's murder investigation by Newark, Delaware Police Department can't afford to get sidelined by red herrings in this case.
Red herrings in the Pentagon and ex-Bush aide case include John's erratic behavior. The Delaware police have stated that they know of no known mental or physical health conditions that would have caused it.
Another red herring--how John got from Point A (Wilmington AMTRAK station) to Point B (the Pharmicist in Wilmington) to Point C (the New Castle County Courthouse) to Point D (Hotel du Pont) and on to Point E (Nemours Building) is throwing investigators off their game.
John Wheeler's transportation method isn't the issue other than to tie into his murder, since his body was most definitely transported some distance from his last known location.
Newark PD have a man making it into town on the day he was expected to and dead three days later.
They have someone in his home who wore workboots and had John's television up on a high level for days, but remained "unseen" by his neighbors.
Wheeler's death investigators have knowledge that John was not imprisoned at any point from the time he arrived in Wilmington on the 28th until he was last seen at the Nemours Building.
The former Army officer moved about freely and chose not to go to his residence--staying at Hotel du Pont, in his own words.
John Wheeler had money, sufficient enough to pay for a hotel and carry around $120 on his person, obviously
Law enforcement personnel in Delaware also have the knowledge about the exact cause of death of John P. Wheeler III and the exact time of death, which they aren't sharing with the general public. So they have enough information to successfully work this case.
Red herrings in this case make for titillating media conversation, but when it is all said and done John P. Wheeler's murder investigation won't be solved by focusing on the red herrings.
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 into the possibility that Wheeler may have set off smoke bombs in the house last Tuesday night.
Investigators have removed floor boards near the kitchen sink in Wheeler's home and have surrounded the area with evidence tape.
They also dusted the kitchen floor for shoeprints which reveal someone was inside with what appears to be work boots with a knobby tread.
Originally posted by rickyrrr
reply to post by rickyrrr
How is this for speculation: He knows the true reason why those birds and fish turned up dead (bioweapons test gone wrong, accident involving poison gas spill, or something along those lines) then he is killed to keep the lid on the whole affair. Time frame, location and overall areas of involvement for this guy line up with this hypothesis.
New REPORT 1! Birds and Fish are now Dying all Around the World
New REPORT 2: Not Just Birds and Fish but Now People Dropping Like Flies
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.
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.