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Police: Wheeler Changed Clothes From Dec. 29 To 30

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a slain defense expert changed clothes between live sightings in downtown Wilmington on the two nights before his body was found at a nearby landfill.

The disclosure Friday by Newark police adds another twist to the mystery surrounding the death of 66-year-old ex-Pentagon official John Wheeler of New Castle.

Police say surveillance video captured Wheeler walking away from a downtown office building around 8:40 p.m. Dec. 30, wearing dark pants and a dark blue sweat shirt with the hood up.

Wheeler wore a dark business suit and dress shirt when seen at a parking deck the previous night.

Police won’t say how his body was dressed when it was found on New Year’s Eve. The cause of death hasn’t been released.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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