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Former U.S. official's body found in Delaware landfill

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Police in Delaware are investigating the slaying of a man who served in several GOP presidential administrations whose body was found at a landfill near Wilmington.

The body of 66-year-old John Wheeler III of New Castle was discovered on New Year's Eve as a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Wheeler had a long career in Washington and led the committee that oversaw construction of the Vietnam Veterans memorial there.

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