John P. Wheeler death remains shrouded in mystery

In the days leading up to his death, John P. Wheeler III was described in such terms as “dishevelled,” disorientated,” and “demented.”

Those descriptions are a far cry from the consistent behaviour of a man whose career has seen him in roles such as Army Officer and Pentagon aide. Not only that, John was also known by three former presidents, he helped raised money for the Vietnam Veteran Memorial and was affiliated with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD).

So how does a man like John P. Wheeler, born 14th December, 1944, go from pillar of society to down and out in just a few short days?

Little is known about his last days, but what is certain is that Wheeler was deeply distressed by something. Some speculate that the building of a house across the street from his could be at the heart of it. Indeed witnesses claim they saw smoke bombs launched from Wheeler’s house into the unfinished property and minor fire damage occurred as a result.

Wheeler was said to be unhappy about the house being built there as it obscured his view of the Delaware River and adjoining park land. He had filed numerous complaints and tried unsuccessfully to halt the construction.

His grudges against the house aside, there is still no clear indication of what might have caused him to act so drastically out of character.

John P. Wheeler is seen in video footage wearing a suit with no tie, walking with a limp (presumably because one of his shoes was damaged), and his jacket appears to have dirt on the sleeve. Wheeler told witnesses that he had been attacked and robbed.

The catalogue of oddness that police and press have so far built doesn’t immediately point to a man behaving like a deranged vagrant, but more like someone in distress.

[adsense]On December 28, 2010, Wheeler was reportedly seen getting off an Amtrak train, and two days later at 10th and Orange streets in Wilmington. On December 31, a worker at the Cherry Island Landfill site said he saw Wheeler’s body fall onto a garbage heap. Police have said that all the stops made by the truck carrying Wheeler’s body involved large commercial disposal bins in the Newark, Delaware area.

The police have kept tight lipped about his death, other than to say it was a homicide. Investigations are still ongoing and law agencies including the FBI are on a fact finding mission, trying to piece together Wheeler’s movements in his final days.

FBI lab work has uncovered a link between Wheeler and the smoke bombs thrown into the house across the street and it is clear that his body was left in a dumpster in a heavily commercial area. Efforts, however, seem to be aimed at keeping the case as low profile as possible in order to gather all the information needed before making any public announcements.

Do you find the circumstances around John Wheeler’s behaviour prior to his death as odd? Let us know by leaving a comment.

Read about Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson who have also displayed aberrant behaviour, and learn more about depression and how to deal with stress.

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17 thoughts on “John P. Wheeler death remains shrouded in mystery

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  2. When I started reading the stories about the birds and fish that are dying in large numbers…I came across a discussion. And that discussion led to another and then another and still another…all essentially saying the same thing: There is a tie between that recent situation and the death of Mr. Wheeler.
    First, I want to thank you for publishing the respectable photograph of Mr. Wheeler. He deserves that.
    Second, I don’t care what is said about a house and a neighbor and smoke bombs…I’ll never believe that was the root cause of Mr. Wheeler’s death.
    And third, if the police end up saying that Mr. Wheeler died from gun shot wounds or another weapon, I won’t believe that, either. He was dead when he was caught on that security camera. He was a dead man walking. Someone had already messed with him and that’s why he was acting so erratic. I wonder if Mr. Wheeler was the victim of “his own machine.”
    Maybe he was poisoned by something that took a certain amount of time to finally bring him down.
    And last, I am inclined to believe the other people who feel that Mr. Wheeler knew something, related to the recent mass deaths of birds and fish and someone didn’t want him to say anything about it.
    I expect commenters to refute my post…of course THEY will…but this is my belief and I am sticking to it.

  3. If we are smart enough to look beyond what the Main Stream Media are saying, we will see that he was drugged & knew he was in immediate danger. OK Il spell it out, he was being sought after by government agents & he knew his fate.

  4. Read the article posted by F Smith. Wheeler authored
    the first Biological and Chemical Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manual and
    the analysis supporting the President’s decision that the U.S. will not use
    biologicals after Vietnam. He was targeted because he knew too much and was too much of a philanthropist to keep his mouth shut about the US current involvement with bio warfare chems…..

  5. Folks,
    1. First of all, the American public needs to be educated by the media about Mitre Corporation. It is not really a regular corporation. It is a hybrid of sorts, largely funded / run by the U. S. Government performing a lot of national security type work. Please see http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf05306/ and scroll down.
    2. It is clear that Mr. Wheeler was involved in the highest levels of national security / cyber security issues. I am betting there billions of dollars in Federal Contracts and Federal Subcontracts associated with cyber security endeavors at stake in connection with work he performed or touched.
    3. I don’t buy the argument that he went off the deep end over a house being built across the street, or that he was contemplating arson of same. I fear this is a feint. My gut reaction is that he is a patriot and a law abiding citizen.
    4. I would agree that he appears to have been drugged. What the press / media should be asking is what sort of professional work was Mr. Wheeler most recently involved with? Who stood to financially gain by his recent work or advocacy? Who stood to financially lose by his recent work or advocacy?
    5. Follow the money.
    Very Respectfully,
    Stephen M. Carr
    CDR, SC, USN (Retired)
    570 Brighton Way
    Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460-5718
    LesRenardsRoux@gmail.com
    610-935-0911

  6. Such a change might be an early blatant symptom of senile dementia, Alzheimer’s, whatever.
    In the movies, he’d have been drugged to silence/kill/disredit him..
    No autopsy or toxicology results made public yet? Those will be very interesting to us ghouls.

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  8. … this must be the same John W. who is mentioned in Chris Hedges’ book “War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning” introduction…his murder a shame just as the book portends war to be a form of murder itself …mysterious indeed!!

  9. Folks,
    1. First of all, the American public needs to be educated by the media about Mitre Corporation. It is not really a regular corporation. It is a hybrid of sorts, largely funded / run by the U. S. Government performing a lot of national security type work. Please see http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf05306/ and scroll down.
    2. It is clear that Mr. Wheeler was involved in the highest levels of national security / cyber security issues. I am betting there are billions of dollars in Federal Contracts and Federal Subcontracts associated with cyber security endeavors at stake in connection with work he performed or touched.
    3. I don’t buy the argument that he went off the deep end over a house being built across the street, or that he was contemplating arson of same. I fear this is a feint. My gut reaction is that he is a patriot and a law abiding citizen.
    4. I would agree that he appears to have been drugged. What the press / media should be asking is, “What sort of professional work was Mr. Wheeler most recently involved with? Who stood to financially gain by his recent work or advocacy? Who stood to financially lose by his recent work or advocacy?”
    5. Follow the money.
    Very Respectfully,
    Stephen M. Carr
    CDR, SC, USN (Retired)
    570 Brighton Way
    Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460-5718
    LesRenardsRoux@gmail.com
    610-935-0911

  10. This is so very tragic. King Ding had it right in my opinion. Likely he was drugged before they murdered him to make it appear he was going down hill. A huge Weapons disposal unit in Arkansas was “incinerating more than 3,700 + “TONS” of mustard agent, and warhead chemicals, landmine chemicals, etc. When I called they wanted my name and phone number, wouldn’t give it to them. Our government has much to hide, and will kill the messenger.
    One likely cause of vast numbers of birds deaths, and 100,000 fish bottom feeders by ashes and chemicals from stacks where they cannot possibly filter the toxins from the smoke.
    Also possible that H.A.A.R.P. could have caused the trauma to birds since happened in different countries. Using it on a night with fireworks could have been planned since people would not notice the coloration it causes in the sky any any possible noise. It has the potential to emit at least one million watts or power they can direct anywhere in the stratosphere.
    There has been a dramatic increase in earthquakes already this year. We must be watchful of all trends.
    My deepest sympathy for John P. Wheeler’s family.
    The end result just doesn’t add up from stress about one’s view being destroyed. Don’t believe it for a minute.

  11. An obvious hit. Killed before he spilled facts about poison spraying. Another hero is murdered.
    Most missed “news” report is about the coffee shop waitress who said she served him (hours b4 death) and he has “the most bloodshot eyes of anyone she ever saw.”
    Reason this is cut out of “news” is that very bloodshot eyes have two causes… poison of strangluation… either of which works into the hit. Poor guy fought off his first attacker and damaged his shoe. The second attack got him!

    PS… the killers planted the smoke bomb and Wheeler’s cel telephone in the neighbor’s house to start the “discredit him” activities. Just look at the “news” headlines… basically say he turned into a goof ball… just what the killers want us to think. But this time the cover did not clamp down fast enuf…. Clear case: a gov. hit.

  12. The lack of media coverage, and no statement from Mitre Corp or the Pentagon seem incredibly strange.

    In my opinion, this is how it may have gone down, although the Internet can not always be considered a reliable source of information! The following is my conjecture:

    John Wheeler was a man who knew too much and must have refused to play along any further. I can only speculate. There are very many peculiar aspects with this case. He was considered to be one of the brightest minds in DC. He could be considered the conscience of the DC insiders. He was a rebel to a degree, and he was independent and abrasive at times. He wrote a book regarding Biological and Chemical warfare and a follow up about why we should never use these weapons. Now there has been widespread fish, crab and bird die-offs in America and in some of our allies around the world; the cause is suspected from phosgene gas testing. 65,000 metric tons was allegedly found and shipped back from Iraq to Pine Bluff, Arkansas. No die-offs have been reported to have occurred, in Russia and China or Iran!!! In my opinion he opposed the testing and future use of this WMD. Another hypothesis is the Congressional investigation regarding programmers being approached to write software to steal the 2004 elections in Ohio and South Florida for G W Bush.

  13. ow with the horrific mass murder in Arizona, it is the “perfect storm” for those responsible for the murder of John P Wheeler III, to bury this event. The FBI Director was in Arizona giving a Press Conference! A guest on Fox News said he could not remember in over 40 years, a Director of The FBI at the scene of a crime in the preliminary stages.

    After confronting Mitre Corp officials et al.,I believe Mr Wheeler’s memory was erased by scopolamine injection. He was driven back to his home. And while being filmed, was forced to throw the smoke bombs into his neighbor’s house that is under construction. His cellphone was also planted at this house. During 2 days of confusion, he attempted to get a ride to Wilmington to find his car and finally tried to get train-fare, from a Lawyer friend to go North. During this period he made every effort to avoid being found and his actions from being traced. It seems he could not call any of his known contacts, friends or relatives and only asked for help from a local druggist and the aforementioned lawyer in person. After 2 days and not having been arrested, he was found by Gov’t agents and was killed and thrown into a dumpster. His body was later dumped in the landfill to set an example and keep others quiet. The biological kill offs were done to remind China, North Korea and Iran that all of this was done for National Security. And as President Bush stated, “We will use biological weapons to defend ourselves.”

    To put it another way, if a “do-gooder” gets in the way, they can be “taken out”!

  14. I fault no one who takes National Security very seriously. We are at War. Our enemy believes they are doing God’s work and they can rationalize killing innocent men, women and children of any religious faith. We are in a very dangerous and serious situation and I definitely believe we should reserve our sacred right to defend ourselves with any means at our collective disposal. If Mr Wheeler was killed by our Gov’t to set an example to others, who may be contemplating going public, I deeply regret it. I believe another option should have been taken. This country will not go down without a big fight and I am ready to assist in her defence. God bless the United States of America.

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