Cause of death

    A Philadelphia crime expert believes the death of John Wheeler may have been accidental. William Fleisher, a former police officer who founded the Vidocq  Society, which solves murders, says Wheeler’s actions prior to his death don’t indicate murder.


    A Daily News story by Will Bunch details Fleisher’s theory on Wheeler’s death, which Fleisher says may be a result of a trauma or head injury.

    Wheeler, a former Pentagon official, was found dead in a Wilmington landfill Dec. 31.

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal