WILMINGTON, Del. -- A prominent national defense expert appeared confused and disoriented as he wandered inside a downtown Wilmington office building less than 14 hours before his body was dumped with a load of trash at a nearby landfill, police said Wednesday.
John P. Wheeler III refused help from several people who approached him inside the Nemours Building as late as 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Newark Police Lt. Mark A. Farrall said.
Wheeler's body was found Friday morning at the Cherry Island Landfill in Wilmington. Police believe he was killed, but they haven't said how or why.