New details about John Wheeler's final days paint a picture of a man visibly distraught and disoriented, and in such bad shape that people he encountered thought he was homeless and offered him money.
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Wheeler, the former chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and an appointee in three Republican administrations, was found dead in a Delaware landfill last Friday. Police have ruled his death a homicide.
Police have been tight-lipped about how Wheeler, 66, may have died and have no suspects or crime scene. But one police source told the Philadelphia Inquirer that evidence has tied Wheeler to an attempted arson at the home of a neighbor with whom he was feuding.
According to the Inquirer's source, Wheeler may have something to do with an incendiary device, described earlier this week as a smoke bomb, thrown into the home of a couple who is building a house across the street from Wheelers. Wheeler and his wife have reportedly been fighting the construction in court because the new home would block their view.