Wheeler’s body falls from a garbage truck at the Cherry Island Landfill in Wilmington. The garbage truck picked up its load at various Dumpsters in the city of Newark, about 15 miles away. Police don’t know how Wheeler to Newark, or how his body came to be inside the garbage truck. Photo courtesy News-Journal of Deleware.
Wheeler appears at the Happy Harry’s pharmacy near New Castle. He asks the pharmacist for a ride to Wilmington. The pharmacist, who considers the request strange, offers to call a cab. Wheeler refuses and leaves the story. Photo courtesy News-Journal of Deleware.
Wheeler is in Wilmington and gets a cab ride from the Amtrak station to the area of 10th and Orange streets, near the Hotel Dupont. The cabbie tells the New Journal of Wilmington that Wheeler spoke briefly to him.
Back in New Castle, Del., where Wheeler lives, police investigate a smoke bomb thrown into a home under construction near his house. Although Wheeler and the owner have feuded over the house, police have not connected the dispute to his death. Photo courtesy News-Journal of Deleware.