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Real Name: John Parsons Wheeler III
Nicknames: Jack
Location: Newark, Delaware
Date: December 30, 2010


Details: Sixty-six-year-old Jack Wheeler was from a military family; his grandfather was a cavalryman and his father fought in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge. Jack graduated near the top of his class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1966. He opted to delay his military service by getting an MBA from Harvard Business School. He graduated from there in 1969. After his graduation, he received orders to go to Vietnam. He obtained an administrative position at Long Binh, the U.S. Army headquarters in Vietnam. He retired from the military in 1971. For the next year, he worked as a senior planner for Amtrak.
Jack's decision not to fight in the war haunted him. His West Point class suffered one of the highest death rates of those that served in Vietnam. Some of his closest friends were among those killed. He became wracked with survivor's guilt. He fixated, in particular, on the death of a former classmate, who was killed while running toward enemy gunfire in an attempt to save two fellow soldiers. He often talked to friends about "longing to honor that example." This, in turn, motivated him to join the project to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Jan Scruggs, founder of the memorial, describes Jack as a very exceptional and bright person. In 1975, Jack graduated with a JD from Yale Law School. From 1979 to 1989, he was chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. In 1982, as Jan was building the memorial, Jack provided the overall strategy guidance. He was the driving force behind financing its construction, leading a multimillion-dollar fundraising effort. Jan says the memorial would not have happened without him.
Jack was a well-known figure in Washington, D.C. circles and was considered a respected Pentagon insider. From 1978 to 1986, he was assistant general counsel, special counsel to the chairman, and secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). During the 1980s, he created the Vietnam Veterans' Leadership program. From 1983 to 1987, he was chairman and the first CEO of "Mothers Against Drunk Driving." From 1988 to 1989, he was part of then-President George H.W. Bush's Transition Team. In 1993, he created and became the CEO of the Vietnam Children's Fund, which built fifty-one schools in Vietnam. From 1997 to 2001, he was the director of the Deafness Research Foundation.
Along with being a presidential aide to George H.W. Bush, Jack was also one to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. In 2004, then-Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne hired Jack as a Special Assistant. Michael says that Jack brought an "intensity" to life and always thought outside of the box. Jack worked for him until 2008. In 2009, he started working as a consultant for the MITRE Corporation, a defense contracting firm. They specialize in artificial intelligence and military satellite systems. He was working in the area of cybersecurity and was considered an "authority" on cyber warfare.
Jack accomplished many feats and held many important positions throughout his life, despite his depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is marked by bouts of frenetic activity. It caused him to be very impulsive and overly emotional. Over the years, his behavior became increasingly erratic and unpredictable. According to investigative journalist Steve Volk, the disorder both propelled him forward and held him back. What he was able to get done was even more impressive because it was that much harder for him.
Jack's wife, Katherine Klyce, says he was passionate about everything he did. It did not matter if the subject was foreign policy or the city council. He put the same energy into everything he did. They were married for thirteen years. She ran a silk importing business. They lived in a condo in Harlem, New York, and had a "beautiful, elegant" house on the edge of historic Battery Park in New Castle, Delaware. He had two children from a previous marriage that he adored. Katherine also had two children from a previous marriage; he treated them like they were his own.
Jack's stepdaughter, Meriwether Schas, remembers that he was a funny but also serious man. Katherine says that her life was never dull while she was married to him. Their marriage was full of "unexpected things" which she liked. She remembers that when they first met, they bonded over their love for ballet. She knew from the beginning that she was lucky to have him. She says that she loved him with all her heart.
At 9:56am on December 31, 2010, a body was found at the Cherry Island Landfill in Wilmington, Delaware. A worker spotted it falling out of a garbage truck into a trash heap. Detective Michael Lawson was called to the scene. As he approached the body, he observed that it was an older, White male. There were no obvious signs of injury. The man was wearing black pants, a white shirt, and some type of black garment that covered his upper torso area.
As Detective Lawson took a closer look, he saw a ring on the man's hand. He had never seen that kind of ring before. It was from West Point, class of 1966. Right away, he could tell that the victim was someone of notoriety. He knew it was not a "typical homicide." The victim was soon determined to be Jack, based on identification found on his body.
Jack's murder stunned many of the country's veterans and those who knew him. Volk says that many of the facts surrounding the murder "naturally confound." It was big news at the time, a very sensational case. When Volk learned about it, he immediately assumed it was a "targeted murder," something that the Mob would do. He suspects that the killer did not intend to have his body found.
Jan says that he has not felt the same since he learned of Jack's murder. He says that everybody loved him. Jack's attorney, Bayard Marin, says that the murder was a sudden shock. He could find no reason why someone would want to kill him. Meriwether says that it is very hard to wrap one's head around his murder. She believes that someone put him in the landfill because they did not want him to be found. She is surprised that they ever found him in the first place.
On January 2, 2011, Jack's daughter went to New York to tell Katherine in person about his death. Katherine could not understand it. She did not think it was possible for the world and her life to go on without him. When they went to the police station to view his body, it was covered from the chest down with a sheet. They were not allowed to see most of his body because of his injuries. However, she could tell that there were bruises on his face, and that his head was swollen.
After Jack's body was found, the location was cordoned off, and a thorough search of the landfill was conducted. Detective Lawson had never searched for evidence in a landfill before this case. They took precautions to keep themselves safe from any dangerous material there. A main difficulty was trying to separate the trash from actual evidence. They looked for other pieces of clothing, a cell phone, and other evidence. However, nothing of value was found.
The body was positively identified as Jack's that day. After learning that Jack had a house six miles away in New Castle, Detective Lawson contacted the New Castle City Police Department. He spoke with a detective who advised him that they were actually En route to Jack's house, investigating a potential burglary.
Robert Dill knew Jack as a "temporary" next door neighbor. Jack was never at the house for very long; Robert eventually became the "caretaker" of it. He says that Jack was never one to sit down and casually talk with someone. He was always doing something or had something on his mind.
On the morning of December 30, 2010, the day before Jack's body was found, Robert was talking to a neighbor when he noticed that Jack's second floor rear window was open. He went over to the house to see what was going on. When he came inside, the storm door was closed, but the side door was ajar. As he came into the kitchen, he found it in disarray.
Kitchen chairs had been knocked over. A potted tree that had been sitting on a bay window had been tipped over. Spices were thrown all over the floor and table. There were several broken dishes in the sink. There was white powder on the floor in front of the sink. Robert believed it was Comet, because there was a can of it sitting on the counter. Jack's ceremonial West Point sword and shield were also on the floor, covered with the powder. A non-fiction book, The Long Gray Line, about West Point's Class of 1966 (which featured Jack prominently), lay open on the counter. There was also a bare footprint in the powder, right in front of the sink.
Nothing appeared to be missing from the house. However, Robert was certain that a burglary had taken place based on the mess in the kitchen. He believed that someone had broken in through the side door. He called both Jack and Katherine, leaving voicemails when they did not answer. On December 31, after not hearing from either of them, he decided to call the police. In the days leading up to Jack's death, another neighbor reported hearing a loud TV playing from Jack's house, although no one appeared to be there.
Meanwhile, yet another investigation was occurring across the street from Jack's house. A few days before his body was found, someone had set off several smoke bombs (normally used for rodent control) at a house that was under construction. Fortunately, the damage was minimal; only the floors were scorched. At the site, police found a cell phone; it was Jack's. Police wanted to find out what the connection was, if any, between Jack's death, the apparent burglary at his house, and the smoke bombing at the neighbor's house.
The FBI was called into Jack's case because of his past relationship with the Pentagon as an employee, and because he had worked for a couple of presidential administrations. The ATF and DEA also became involved. At least ten different agencies, federal, state and local, were running down every possible lead in the case. They looked into his work with MITRE but found nothing to connect it to his death. They questioned cab drivers to see if they had given him a ride, collected surveillance footage, and talked to residents of homeless shelters to see if they had seen him.
Police began to reconstruct the final days of Jack's life in hopes of finding out who killed him. During mid-December, 2010, he was working in Washington, D.C. On Christmas Eve, he traveled to New York. He celebrated Christmas Day with his family. They recall that everything seemed normal; he was in good spirits.
The next day, Jack told Katherine that he had to go back to work in D.C. He said it was "important" and that he needed "a couple of productive days" there. She was annoyed because they normally spent the time after Christmas together, going to the movies with their children. They also had plans to attend a cousin's wedding on New Year's Eve. The two fought about it over the next few days via texts and emails. At 7am on December 28, he left New York and took a train to D.C. During that ride, he was on his phone constantly. According to his family and coworkers, he "lived by the phone." He sent several emails throughout the day to Katherine (in an effort to make up), his daughter, and his stepdaughters. This helped investigators to piece together a timeline.
At 1:20pm, Jack arrived in D.C. and began working. He had lunch at the Metropolitan Club near the White House. Based on his phone records, he left D.C. later that day via Amtrak train. At around 5pm, he posted a message on an alumni message board. At 5:30pm, he arrived at his house in New Castle. Cell phone records show he called cabs in Wilmington about an hour apart.
At around 11:30pm, the "smoke bomb incident" occurred at the house across the street. A neighbor had heard an odd sound outside; when he looked out, he saw the silhouette of a man next to the house. The man was lighting what looked like small balls of fire and tossing them on the floor. Once he was finished, he walked toward a path along the Delaware River. When the neighbor saw smoke coming from the house, he called the police and the fire department.
Police believe that Jack returned to Wilmington by train that night. However, they do not know where he spent the night. The next day, December 29, Katherine tried to call Jack but was unable to reach him. She did not understand why he was unable to answer his phone. She says that she had never not been able to reach him before. He was always known to respond quickly to messages and missed calls. At around 8:45am, a cab driver picked him up at the Amtrak station in Wilmington. The driver noticed that he was casually dressed, wearing only a sport coat and slacks despite the cold. The driver said he seemed calm, relaxed, and lucid. He took him to the Hotel du Pont. It is not known if he had any business there. Records indicate that he did not check in there.
At around 9:30am, Jack emailed MITRE and told them that there had been a break-in at his house. He said that he had lost certain items that he would typically use for access to their business, including his wallet, key fob, badge, briefcase, and cell phone. He also emailed his therapist, saying he felt "dazed, boxed in a corner" after his fight with Katherine. It is not known where he sent these emails from.
Katherine says that Jack's cell phone was very important, as he used it for almost everything. She believes that he was very stressed after he lost it. For reasons unknown, he did not notify police or Katherine about the break-in. The loss of his cell phone also made it difficult for investigators to make a timeline of his movements. As a result, they had to rely on witness sightings (which are not always accurate) and surveillance footage.
At around 4 or 5pm, Jack called for a cab to pick him up at a dollar store in a shopping center in Old New Castle, just a few blocks from his house. He wanted to be driven to a Philadelphia train station forty-five miles away. However, when the cab driver arrived, he was no longer there.
Surveillance footage shows that at 6pm, Jack visited Happy Harry's pharmacy, which was in the same shopping center as the dollar store. He was a "familiar figure" there; whenever he was in New Castle, he would get his prescriptions filled there. But on that day, he asked the pharmacist, Murali Gouro, for a ride to Wilmington, six miles away. Murali noticed that he looked upset. Murali offered to call him a cab, but he declined. A couple overheard the conversation and offered to take him there.
Investigators believe Jack wanted to go to Wilmington because his car was parked at the Amtrak station there. He had left it there when he went to New York for Christmas. Shortly after 6pm, the couple drove him to Wilmington. The drive would have taken about fifteen minutes. The next sighting of him is at 6:42pm, when he shows up at the New Castle County Courthouse parking garage in Wilmington, looking for his car. However, he was in the wrong garage. His car was in a different garage three blocks away.
According to Meriwether, Jack had trouble finding his way around. She describes him as "directionally challenged." She says that he liked to take walks in Madison Square Park because he knew where it was and it was shaped in a square, so it was difficult for him to get lost. Katherine says that he did not have a good sense of direction. He would park his car and not be able to find it. On several occasions, he came home in a cab because he forgot where he parked. He was usually too preoccupied with work to remember those things.
The footage at the parking garage shows that Jack was in a "completely different state" than what he was while in the pharmacy. He appears to be agitated, confused, disoriented, disheveled, rambling, and in distress. Despite it being cold, he was not wearing an overcoat. His black suit was wrinkled, he was limping, he was missing his tie, and he was holding one shoe in his hand. He walked back and forth along the halls of the garage. At times, he appeared to be peeking around corners or looking out of doors before he would go through them, as if he was being stalked. At one point, he opened and abruptly closed a garage door without stepping outside.
Jack had tried to enter the garage on foot, saying that he wanted to "warm up" before paying his parking fee. He told people in the garage, including the attendant, that his briefcase had been stolen, that he could not find his car, and that he needed a ride out of town. He was heard rambling about his brother, mother, and a Hertz rental car. He also repeatedly told the witnesses that he was not intoxicated. While talking with the attendant, he was shown wagging his finger at her, apparently agitated about something. One witness said that he told her that his parking ticket was inside his briefcase. She asked him where his briefcase was, and he said it was stolen from him. She asked him how it was stolen, but he kept saying "My briefcase was stolen. It was stolen."
A security guard was called to the parking garage after the attendant reported that a "homeless man" was there. The guard says that Jack came out of the bottom level. She noticed that he had dirt on his leg. His eyes were red, like he had been crying. He told her that he had been robbed. He did not smell of alcohol and his speech was not slurred. Two people who were with her offered him money. He declined it, saying, "I have plenty of money." He also declined an offer to be driven around the garage to look for his car.
It is still not known what may have caused Jack to become so distressed in the forty minutes from the pharmacy to the parking garage. Meriwether says that when she saw the footage, she felt that he did not look like himself. She believes that he was trying to get away from something or someone. She thinks that since he did not have his phone and could not find his car, he became more afraid. Katherine also believes that he looked "scared" in the footage.
Katherine says that Jack's bipolar disorder may have been the reason why he was acting so strangely. She says that most of the time she was with him, he was normal. Every once in a while, he would get "a little manic." He was diligent about taking his pills. He had not had a significant "episode" in several years. However, she notes that bipolar disorder is mysterious and very unpredictable. After viewing the footage, she says that his behavior did not seem to be out of the ordinary for him. She says that it is possible that he was carrying his shoe because his foot hurt. Volk says that Jack might have had a mental break. Or, he could have been physically attacked. Volk theorizes that Jack's foot may have been injured in a scuffle, which led to him taking his shoe off.
After the footage from the parking garage, Jack was not seen on camera for about twenty hours. At around 8am on December 30, the same day his house was found in disarray, he reportedly turned up at a Subway restaurant in Wilmington. He ordered a coffee and paid in cash with some loose bills in his pocket. The employees thought he was homeless. Although he was wearing dress pants and shoes, his white dress shirt was "filthy" from the elbow down, almost blackened. Jack was next seen that afternoon on surveillance footage in the basement of the Nemours Building, an office complex at the corner of 11th and Orange in downtown Wilmington. Investigators later found evidence that he spent the night and part of the next day in this basement.
At one point, Jack went to a law firm in the building, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutch. He asked to speak to a managing partner of the firm. He also asked for train fare. However, he left before he had the chance to meet with anyone. Although he did not know anyone at this firm, his family lawyer was named Connolly and worked in a different part of the building. Several people in the building approached him between 2:30 and 3:30pm, asking if he needed help; he appeared confused but said that he did not need help.
The surveillance footage showed Jack in the "tunnel" below the building and in some of the hallways. There are many hallways, access ways, and alleyways throughout it. Investigators searched it extensively in an attempt to see where he may have gone. Some of its employees said they had seen something in the stairwell that could have been where somebody would have stayed. Investigators were not able to find any of his personal effects there.
No one knows exactly why Jack went to the Nemours Building that day. Volk believes that Jack's activities indicate that he was trying to hide and find a "careful" way out of town. Jack reportedly asked several different people for a ride to Philadelphia. Kathleen is not sure why he wanted to go there. Volk speculates that he may have wanted to go there so he could get on an Amtrak train to New York.
At 8:30pm on December 30, surveillance footage showed Jack exiting the building through doors on the 11th Street side. He was wearing dark-colored pants and a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, which he pulled up tight over his head. This outfit was different from the one he was wearing the previous day. At around 8:40pm, surveillance footage showed him walking east, passing through the Hotel du Pont valet parking area. It then showed him crossing Market Street and walking toward historic Rodney Square and the high-crime streets beyond. This was the last confirmed sighting of him.
Katherine, Meriwether, and Jack's children tried calling him several times. Katherine says that when she was unable to reach him, she did not know what to do. They had never gone that long without being in touch. She felt that something was wrong, but she did not let her mind wander too much. She did not want to believe that anything bad happened to him.
At 9:56am on December 31, a little over twelve hours after Jack was last seen, his body was found in the landfill. Mike Grabowski, a commercial garbage truck driver, says that the day started out as normal. He went to the landfill that morning and dumped out the trash from his truck. As he was about to leave the area, he received a call from the dispatcher, saying that they had found a body in the trash pile. When he got back to the landfill, he saw the body lying there, sticking up out of the pile. He says that it "freaked" him out.
In a normal murder investigation, police have a crime scene to examine and look for clues. However, in Jack's case, there was no crime scene to be found other than the landfill. After combing through tons of trash, investigators determined that the trash surrounding Jack's body had come from the city of Newark, Delaware, fourteen miles southwest of the landfill. The case was then turned over to Newark police.
The Newark Police Department was able to come up with a particular garbage truck that they believed picked up Jack's body. They zeroed in on a couple of commercial dumpsters on its trash route. A forensic unit went out and swabbed the dumpsters. They were able to come up with a partial DNA match to Jack in one of the dumpsters. It was located along a busy commercial strip in Newark. It is believed that he was picked up at around 4:30am.
To Katherine's knowledge, Jack had no connections to Newark. She did not understand why he ended up there. Oddly, he was last seen in Wilmington, fourteen miles from Newark. It was also in the opposite direction of where he was walking. So how did he end up in a dumpster in Newark?
Investigators tried to figure out how Jack left Wilmington and ended up in Newark. A witness came forward, saying that they had seen Jack in a taxicab at around 11pm on the night of December 30. According to the witness, Jack agreed to share the cab when he heard that it was going to Newark. Investigators note that it is possible that the witness was mistaken and that the man in the cab may have just looked like Jack. They note that he may have taken a train from Wilmington to Newark.
Several garbage truck drivers told investigators that it was fairly common for people to go into dumpsters and either sleep there or warm up during the winter months. Mike says that there have been times when he has gone to pick up a dumpster and a person jumps out of the top or climbs out the side door. He says that sometimes he can hear the person yelling, but sometimes he cannot.
Katherine hired a private investigator to look into Jack's death. He theorized that Jack crawled into the dumpster to escape the winter cold but was picked up by the garbage truck and killed accidentally (either by the fall or by the truck's compactor). Meriwether says that theory seems preposterous to her. She notes that the medical examiner's report concluded that Jack was murdered. Newark police agree, also pointing to the autopsy results.
According to Volk, the autopsy report showed that Jack was severely beaten. He says that Jack's injuries are not consistent with a fall from a dumpster. There are several severe injuries listed, such as: punctured lung, broken ribs, and bleeding in the head. He also received bruises to the face and orbital bones, temples, and mouth. Finally, he suffered a heart attack. Volk says that the places where Jack was injured make sense if someone was "pummeling" him and driving him down to his knees. The cause of death is listed as "blunt force trauma." The manner of death is listed as "homicide."
To Bayard, it seems like Jack was the victim of a severe beating. What he does not understand is why someone would want to beat him so severely. He thinks it is possible that someone targeted Jack. However, he is not sure who that "someone" would be. He also thinks it is possible that Jack was in the "wrong place at the wrong time."
One of the big questions in Jack's case is whether his murder was related to what happened in New Castle on the night of December 28: the "smoke bomb" incident. One theory is that he was the one that set off the smoke bombs. At the time of his death, he was in a housing dispute with the people across the street who were building a large house in historic Battery Park. The house was taller than the others in the neighborhood and partially blocked his view of the park and the Delaware River. But more importantly, he did not want someone to build a private house on land he considered to be public, sacred, and historically significant. The land had been used as a defensive battery during the Revolutionary War.
Katherine says that Jack liked being in the New Castle area. It was quiet and old-fashioned. They were both very unhappy about the house being built. He circulated a petition and filed legal challenges and lawsuits in an attempt to halt its construction. He argued that the house violated local ordinances and did not comply with construction standards for new ones in the neighborhood. A judge denied his application for a temporary restraining order on December 13. She says that he was very "fired up" about it. He apparently got it into his head that "this can't happen," and that it was a "sacrilege." She notes that bipolar disorder can make a person more emotional and illogical.
Katherine believes that Jack was the one that set off the smoke bombs. She says that he kept garden-pest smoke bombs on hand. Receipts he left behind indicate he had bought black clothing and a full-face ski mask. He even told Katherine he might torch the house. He told her that, after setting the house on fire, he would walk to the river path, as the neighbor reported the arsonist doing, and take a circuitous route to Wilmington.
Volk believes that if Jack did commit the smoke bombing, he probably became very upset when he returned home and found that his cell phone was missing. He believes that Jack, who was always very hard on himself, flew into a panic and started flinging stuff around. It has also been suggested that Jack may have staged the scene at his house to explain why he lost his phone.
It is not known if the incidents at Jack's house and his neighbors' had anything to do with his murder. It is also not known if the person who killed Jack just happened across him when he was wandering around Newark. Some believe that he was robbed and beaten to death. Volk does not think so because the way Jack's body was found does not fit with a "random mugging." According to him, street muggers who kill their victims will usually leave the body where it drops; they do not hide it or load it into a dumpster. The other problem with the "robbery" theory is that when Jack was found, he apparently had some cash left on him. He also still had his Rolex and his West Point ring.
Some believe that Jack's bipolar disorder could have led him into harm's way. Others believe there could be something more sinister involved and that his death was connected to his government work. Meriwether and Katherine do not think that his murder was a random act. They believe that the way his body was transported and dumped suggests that the killer was a "pro." Meriwether finds it strange that no one has come forward with any tips or leads, even after they put out a reward. She and Katherine wonder if the people with information have "already been paid."
Investigators believe that there are people who may have wanted Jack dead. Because of his government service, investigators wondered if he had been the target of a "murder-for-hire" type situation. Volk notes that Jack always carried his briefcase with him which held his security clearance. Prior to his death, he told people that it had been stolen. Investigators have searched for it extensively but have been unable to find it. They hope that any witnesses who may have seen or assisted Jack before he died will come forward.
On April 29, 2011, Jack was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Katherine says that she was proud of him for all of the good work he had done in his life, and for who he was. She says that his life was devoted to service, especially service to his country. She notes that his whole life was focused on being useful; that is what he wanted. She says that she misses him greatly.
Meriwether says that Jack was silly, fun, and kind; she felt good when she was around him. She says that he was remarkable and full of love. He cared deeply about everything he did and took it to heart. He had the "largest heart" of anyone she knew. She misses him greatly as well.
Delaware Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of subject(s) responsible for Jack's death.
Suspects: None known; there are several theories regarding the motive for Jack's murder. One theory is that he was the victim of a robbery gone wrong. Another is that his death was related to his government work and that he was "silenced" because he knew too much or was going to "blow the whistle" on the dumping of a chemical weapons stash. Another is that an enemy from his past stalked and killed him. Yet another is that the Chinese murdered him for secrets he held about America's cyberwarfare capabilities.
Andrew Robert Levene was reportedly a friend of Jack's. Levene claimed that he had worked in Special Operations. In December 2011, he allegedly killed a jeweler in Connecticut, stole $300,000, and fled to Europe. He was later arrested in Spain; while in jail, he hung himself. He was also named a suspect in a Colorado arson. Some suspect that Levene may have had something to do with Jack's murder.
Katherine believes that computer hacking might somehow be related to Jack's murder. In the months leading up to it, he wanted to investigate the officials and agencies of Delaware in relation to the house being built across the street. He believed that they were "corrupt." A friend he had made in the hacker community claims that he asked the friend for lessons. A to-do list left behind, dated December 5, mentions hacking a person associated with the house construction dispute.
Katherine suspects that Jack got caught, either during the arson or hacking. She believes that he upset someone with his activities, and that this person followed him and later killed him.
Authorities interviewed a cab driver after finding his phone number in Jack's cell phone. He said that he did not know how his number got into the phone. However, he did remember seeing Jack a few times in Wilmington. No evidence was found to link the driver to Jack's death.
Extra Notes:

  • This case was first released on October 19, 2020 as a part of the second volume of the Netflix reboot of Unsolved Mysteries.
  • It was also featured on The Trail Went Cold podcast.
  • Some sources state that Jack was last seen alive at 3:30pm on December 30, and that he left New York on December 26.

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