Newark police returned to the Cherry Island Landfill in Wilmington on Monday, searching for clues about a prominent former Pentagon official John P. Wheeler III, his photo above, who was found dead in the trash on New Year's Eve.
Wheeler had a prominent role in getting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built in the 1980s and worked in the last three Republican presidential administrations.
Wheeler was believed to be on an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington on Tuesday, according to Newark police Lt. Mark Farrall, but what happened between then and 10 a.m. Friday -- when Wheeler's body fell out of a trash truck at Cherry Island land fill-- remains a mystery, see link to map of location of Cherry Island land fill to the New Castle area, click here.
See bodies in garbage truck video exert from Goodfellas Movie, click here, who set up the Mafia style hit on 66-year-old John P. Wheeler III.
Detectives also had not yet pinpointed the trash bin on the east side of Newark into which Wheeler's body was dumped, Farrall said. Tracing the trash truck driver's route, police determined Wheeler's body could have been dumped in any of 10 trash bins.
Wheeler was known in New Castle for his failed efforts to stop construction of a 2 1/2-story house across the street from his home along Battery Park. Wheeler had sued to stop Frank and Regina Marini from building, arguing the structure would block his view of the park and the Delaware River. The Marinis' home is currently under construction, but Wheeler and Klyce still have a lawsuit pending in Delaware Chancery Court to stop the project, said attorney Bayard Marin, more from this source...
Francis "Frank" Marini, the neighbor who the murdered 66-year-old John P. Wheeler III had an onngoing dispute and lawsuit with, wanted to build a two-and-a-half story home across the street from Wheeler on the 100 block of West Third Street. It would have blocked Wheeler’s view, see link to house and the view, click here.
The Marinis home is under construction at the entrance of Battery Park along the Delaware River. Regina Marini said she wanted to move back to her hometown with her mother. But the fight over construction dragged and her mother died before the home was built. Even though the home is under construction, Marin said Sunday the case remains unresolved in Delaware courts.
On Friday, an employee at the landfill spotted Wheeler’s body falling from a dump truck into a trash pile. Police were able to identify Wheeler based on identification found on his body, Farrall said. Police determined the body was dumped somewhere near College Square and East Main Street in Newark, more from this source....
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