A West Point Grad, former Asst SecDef, founder of the Vietnam Vets Memorial and someone currently working with super secret defense contractor Mitre Corp engaged with cybersecurity, suddenly becomes disoriented and lost in Delaware, in the process losing his briefcase (with God knows what inside), only to tragically end up in county landfill.
Lots of wild arse speculation, including mention of birds and comic disinformation from the Russians. But wait, cybersecurity? There was another smart guy from British Intelligence on loan to NSA working in this area who also recently met a terrible demise, found zippered in his duffel bag padlocked on the outside in his MI6-provided apartment. They are currently looking for some folks who might know something.
That doesn't mean Mr. Wheeler's story doesn't have a benign explanation. Why would someone intent on taking out an expert cyberdefense consultant not just take him out, instead of say bumping him on the head and allowing him to wander the streets only to later find him and place him in a trash bin? Common sense says it's more likely he was a victim of two random criminals, or one criminal who left him hopelessly injured and doomed without help from strangers, who didn't help. Then again, the case is getting a lot of media attention, isn't it?