Crime scene investigators enter John Wheeler's home
Investigators entered John Wheeler III’s New Castle home yesterday.
According to The News Journal, crime scene investigators were there for three hours and left with a large paper bag and several manila envelopes.
The Newark Police Department’s spokesman Lt. Mark Farrall had this to say when asked what exactly was collected.
“I can confirm investigators were at the home of Mr. Wheeler yesterday. I cannot provide specifics as to what their activities were at this time.”
The Washington insider’s body was found inside a dumpster at the Cherry Island landfill in Wilmington New Year’s Eve.
He was last seen at 8:42 p.m., December 30th, in surveillance video crossing Market Street in Wilmington.
“At this time investigators still have not been able to determine how Mr. Wheeler was able to make his way from Wilmington to the city of Newark. We have not developed a crime scene at this time and no suspects have been developed,” said Lt. Farrall.
The Wheeler family is offering a $25,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.
Crime Stoppers has added its own thousand dollar reward on top of that.
The Delaware Medical Examiner ruled Wheeler was beaten and died of blunt force trauma.