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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Carl Kanefsky, Communications Director
(302) 255-9047, Pager
Email: carl.kanefsky@state.de.us

Date: January 31, 2011
DHSS-4-2011





MEDICAL EXAMINER RELEASES CAUSE OF DEATH IN WHEELER CASE

Homicide victim died of blunt force trauma


WILMINGTON - The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner today announced that John P. Wheeler, III, whose body was found December 31, 2010 at the Cherry Island Landfill in Wilmington, died as a result of blunt force trauma after being assaulted.

Any further inquiries regarding the case should be directed to the Newark Police Department and the Delaware Department of Justice.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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