WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Details Emerge On Death Of Defense Consultant

Play associated audio

Police have new details in the killing of John Wheeler, a defense consultant, whose body was found in a landfill in Delaware on New Year's Eve.

Police believe he was last seen alive in downtown Wilmington near his home. A source tells police Wheeler was alive on Dec. 30 near an intersection close to the office of an attorney who was representing Wheeler and his wife in a property dispute.

Wheeler's body was found in a load of trash at a landfill near his home, but police have not identified a crime scene. The trash truck stopped at 10 trash bins before arriving at the landfill. Police don't know which of the bins collected on New Year's Eve contained Wheeler's body.

Police say whoever dumped the body in a garbage bin in Newark risked being detected by surveillance cameras. Some of the garbage containers were in well-lit parking lots.

Wheeler was an early supporter of the Vietnam Memorial Wall.

NPR

Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.
NPR

Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
WAMU 88.5

Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

NPR

Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.