DOVER, Del. — Police in Delaware are investigating the slaying of a man who served in several GOP presidential administrations whose body was found at a landfill near Wilmington.
The body of 66-year-old John Wheeler III of New Castle was discovered on New Year’s Eve as a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill. His death has been ruled a homicide.
Wheeler had a long career in Washington and led the committee that oversaw construction of the Vietnam Veterans memorial there.