Delaware authorities still vexed by experts death

Authorities in Delaware recently announced that they still have no leads regarding the mysterious death of John P. Wheeler III, an ex-Pentagon official whose body was discovered in a landfill on New Year’s Eve.

Police have ruled Wheeler's death a homicide, reports.

In addition to serving as a chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which built the Vietnam Veterans Wall, Wheeler served as a military and defense consultant under presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.

Most recently, Wheeler served as a consultant to the Mitre Corporation, a company that develops command and control and engineering solutions for NATO members and other U.S. allies, according to

Wheeler's authority on biological and chemical weapons had fueled a theory that this was not a random act of violence or mugging, but rather a political assassination.

This belief, which has circulated the internet, posits that Wheeler was killed because he was about to expose secret Pentagon poison-gas tests from spray planes. These planes were allegedly the same ones responsible for killing thousands of red-wing blackbirds that mysteriously fell from the sky on New Year’s Eve in Arkansas, reports.   

Police have no evidence supporting this scenario.

Although Wheeler's family has offered a $25,000 reward, there are currently no suspects in the case.