Mystery Remains as Wheeler Laid to Rest

Former Pentagon leader's murder still a mystery

By Andy Salsman
|  Friday, Apr 29, 2011  |  Updated 9:54 AM EDT
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Mystery Remains as Wheeler Laid to Rest

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John Wheeler was found dead New Years Eve.

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A longtime Pentagon leader finally received a full military funeral Friday, nearly four months after his still-unsolved murder.

The ashes of John Wheeler III were placed at Arlington National Cemetery.

Wheeler was found dead December 31 in a landfill in Delaware. He’d been beaten to death, according to authorities.

Wheeler was last seen alive a day earlier in downtown Wilmington, Del. Police do not have any suspects at this point. In fact, they don’t even have a murder weapon or know where he was killed.

Wheeler, a former U.S. Army officer, played a key role in establishing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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