The family of John Wheeler III
, the former Republican appointee who worked on behalf of Vietnam veterans, is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest after the state medical examiner's office said Wheeler died of blunt force trauma.
The Associated Press reported
that family attorney Colm F. Connolly told the News Journal
of Wilmington that the family is desperate for more information about his death.
Wheeler's body was found
in a Delaware landfill earlier this month in a load of trash that was dumped at the Wilmington landfill on the morning of Dec. 31. Wheeler was reportedly
tied to an arson at his neighbor's home. Video showed
him wandering around a parking lot without shoes shortly before his death.