The very first episode within the second quantity of Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries dissects John Wheeler’s puzzling demise. On New Yr’s Eve 2010, his physique was present in a landfill in Wilmington, DE. The invention of his physique occurred quickly after a neighbor reported a possible housebreaking in Wheeler’s New Citadel house. And only a few days earlier than, smoke bombs went off at a building web site throughout the road from his home. His spouse Kathy believes that he could have set them off as a result of he did not desire a house to be constructed within the historic Battery Park – however that is maybe the extent to which there’s any resolve on this case.
Wheeler, a 66-year-old veteran who additionally glided by Jack, was an completed man, a graduate of West Level, Harvard Enterprise College, and Yale Regulation College. He was recognized to be exceptionally concerned in many alternative issues amongst his family and friends. He was a Washington insider who labored in a number of presidential administrations and helped spearhead the hassle to construct the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Earlier than his demise, he labored as a marketing consultant for the Mitre Company, specializing in cybersecurity.
The timeline earlier than Wheeler’s demise led investigators down a number of rabbit holes. On Dec. 28, he traveled from New York to Washington DC to go to work. On Dec. 29, he emailed Mitre saying that he had a break-in and misplaced his badge, mobile phone, key fob, and briefcase. That night time, he went to a neighborhood pharmacy asking for a experience to entry his automobile on the practice station. Forty minutes later, safety digital camera footage caught him trying considerably raveled on the New Citadel County Courthouse parking storage as he walked round with one shoe in his hand. (It seems that he was trying within the unsuitable storage.) In keeping with a parking attendant, he appeared anxious about shedding his briefcase. As a result of Wheeler had bipolar dysfunction, his household suspected that he could have had an episode shortly earlier than his demise.
The following day was the final day that Wheeler ever appeared on any surveillance footage. He wandered across the basement of downtown Wilmington’s Nemours Constructing, as if he was hiding from somebody or one thing. That night time, Wheeler was then final seen leaving the constructing in a hoodie earlier than his physique was discovered.
So, the inevitable query is, what occurred? There are three essential theories about what went down the night time earlier than Wheeler was discovered useless in a landfill.
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