Seth Rich, a 27-year-old political activist who worked for the Democratic National Committee was shot to death in Washington DC this summer, prompting theories that he was killed in order to silence possible testimony against Hillary Clinton. According to local police, Rich was murdered in July in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest D.C. and was the victim of an unsuccessful robbery attempt. Rich was not robbed of his cell phone, watch or wallet in the incident.
Today, the victim's parents pleaded for the public’s help in finding her son’s murderer. Standing alongside them was Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman who is serving has the family’s pro bono attorney. "You have two people who shot my son twice in the back," said Mary Rich. "We're not going to stop until we find my son's murderer. We will find his murderer, but we need all of you."
The family revealed today that Interim Chair of the DNC, Donna Brazile, is also involved in helping solve the murder of their son.
Likening herself to a protective mama bear, Mrs. Rich said, "My cub is dead, but that doesn't mean anything. We will find his murderer." She said, "But, we need all of you to help us bring his murderer to justice."
According to Mrs. Rich, Seth Rich fought with two people in the early morning hours on July 10. He was shot twice in the back while fleeing. She said that her son's assailants would have exhibited bruises, cuts and possibly blood on their body following the incident. Anyone with information about the case has been asked to contact DC police.
Rich's father, Joel Rich, said he is depending on the public to help solve the case. He begged anyone who knows someone connected to the case to contact the police.
"We need your help from whoever can give the police some more information about what happened."
Attorney Burkman is seeking justice for the Rich family. He said he has offered his assistance to the victim’s family because the crime has frightened the entire political community in the nation’s capital, regard of party affiliation. He explained that Washington DC is “a political fraternity."
A reward of $125,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest, which includes $100,000 offered by Burkman himself. With regard to theories about the murder raised by the WikiLeaks organization, which advocates government transparency, Burkman said "there is no conspiracy theory here." In the wake of the murder, WikiLeaks offered offered a $20,000 reward for information in the murder.
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