Former Bush Aide Found Dead in Del. Landfill

By The Associated Press

NEWARK, Del. (FOX/AP)- A man who fought to get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built and served in two Bush administrations was murdered, police in Delaware say.

John P. Wheeler III, 66, was found dead in a Delaware landfill, and his death has been ruled a homicide by Newark, Del., police. They are asking the public for leads in the case.

Wheeler’s body was found in Wilmington on Friday after a disposal truck containing his body made pickups in Newark.

Wheeler, who lived in New Castle, was chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund during the Ronald Reagan era. He also held many high-profile government positions after graduating from West Point in 1966.

He was an experienced business turnaround consultant.

Police believe Wheeler’s body had been placed inside one of the bins in Newark before a disposal truck arrived.

The Newark Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding Wheeler to contact them at 1-800-TIP-3333.