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He helped build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But his 2010 killing remains unsolved.


John “Jack” Parsons Wheeler III at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1994, touching the name of friend and onetime classmate Timothy Hayes. (Charles Tasnadi/Associated Press)

Kathy Klyce was worried. Her husband, Jack Wheeler, a prominent consultant and former Pentagon official, had been out of touch for a few days. They had argued about his decision to head to Washington on Dec. 28, 2010, while she stayed at their condo in New York, but silence from her normally voluble husband was unusual.

She was stunned when her stepdaughter arrived, on Jan. 2, 2011, to tell her police from Newark, Del., had called: Jack was dead, they said. And the details Klyce learned when she traveled to Delaware were shattering: Jack had been beaten severely and suffered a heart attack. His body had been discovered in a landfill

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/he-helped-build-the-vietnam-veterans-memorial-but-his-2010-killing-remains-unsolved/2017/05/23/91442c74-2927-11e7-b605-33413c691853_story.html

He helped build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. How did he end up dead in a landfill?


John “Jack” Parsons Wheeler III at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1994, touching the name of friend and onetime classmate Timothy Hayes. (Charles Tasnadi/Associated Press)

Kathy Klyce was worried. Her husband, Jack Wheeler, a prominent consultant and former Pentagon official, had been out of touch for a few days. They had argued about his decision to head to Washington on Dec. 28, 2010, while she stayed at their condo in New York, but silence from her normally voluble husband was unusual.

She was stunned when her stepdaughter arrived, on Jan. 2, 2011, to tell her police from Newark, Del., had called: Jack was dead, they said. And the details Klyce learned when she traveled to Delaware were shattering: Jack had been beaten severely and suffered a heart attack. His body had been discovered in a landfill

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/he-helped-build-the-vietnam-veterans-memorial-but-his-2010-killing-remains-unsolved/2017/05/23/91442c74-2927-11e7-b605-33413c691853_story.html