As many suspected, the reported cause of death for John Wheeler was by blunt force trauma. But, there are still some questions left unanswered.
A federal military consultant whose body was found in a landfill was assaulted and died of blunt force trauma, the state medical examiner’s office said on Friday. Officials offered no other details about the death of the consultant, John Wheeler III of New Castle, Del., whose body was found in a load of trash that was being dumped at a Wilmington landfill on Dec. 31. Officials had determined several weeks ago that Mr. Wheeler was a homicide victim, but they withheld the cause of death until toxicology tests were completed. Mr. Wheeler, 66, was seen on video surveillance cameras wandering around downtown Wilmington in a disoriented manner in the two days before his body was found.