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Details Emerge On Death Of Defense Consultant

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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.

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