Cross Posted at Legal Schnauzer
An investigation into the death of a former Bush-administration official focused yesterday on the victim's home. (See video below.)
The body of John P. Wheeler was discovered on New Year's Eve in a landfill near Wilmington, Delaware. Law-enforcement officials quickly ruled the death a homicide and recently said Wheeler had been beaten to death, a victim of blunt-force trauma.
Wheeler served under three presidents and was a driving force behind development of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Investigators spent about three hours yesterday in Wheeler's home. Reports delawareonline.com:
Police crime scene investigators descended on the New Castle home of slain former Pentagon official John P. Wheeler III today, spending about three hours inside and leaving in five vehicles with a large paper bag and several manila envelopes stuffed with suspected evidence.
A marked Newark police crime scene van and four other unmarked vehicles were parked in the driveway of Wheeler's home in the 100 block of W. 3rd St., and left in a caravan about 2:45 p.m.