San Francisco (Obama.net)- The news of the death of a government official is never something that Americans like to hear about. Even worse to Americans is the news of the potential murder of a government official. But that is exactly what is being reported by the Newark, Delaware police force.
John P. Wheeler’s lifeless body was found on New Year’s Eve in a very unlikely place. Dead at the age of 66, Wheeler’s corpse was discovered in Wilmington’s Cherry Island Landfill.
Wheeler has worked with the United States government for decades. He served for President Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush, and President George W. Bush, all of which were Republicans. He also worked with the United States Air Force during President George W. Bush’s second term in office.
Wheeler was also the chairman for the Mothers Against Drunk Driving organization. Also, he was in charge of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
In addition, he served in Vietnam, graduated from West Point, Yale Law School, and Harvard Business School.
The Newark police department is asking for any information anyone has about what happened to Wheeler. There is no definitive evidence that the murder occurred in Newark or even in Delaware, but there is no doubting that the body was left in the area.
It is being assumed that the body was initially dumped in a dumpster and was then collected by a garbage truck without the knowledge of the driver.
No one has yet to come forth and say when the last time Wheeler was seen in public. The police department did say that Wheeler was supposed to be on a train from Washington that would have taken him to Wilmington. They are currently waiting for confirmation that he was in fact on the train.
While no suspects have been named, a neighbor of Wheeler’s is of interest. Wheeler’s lawyer, Bayard Marin, said that Wheeler and his neighbor have been in a heated disagreement recently over the potential construction of a new house across from Wheeler’s home in New Castle. Wheeler has openly spoken against the building of the home, but his lawyer said that the disagreement was kept civil and respectful and has been taken to court to resolve it appropriately.
To honor Wheeler, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund President Jan Scruggs said, “It is only fitting that we pause now and remember Jack Wheeler, who served his country honorably, then dedicated himself to ensuring that our nation’s service members are always given the respect they deserve.”