On July 8, 2016, 27 year-old Democratic staffer Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington DC. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone.
Shortly after the killing, Redditors and social media users were pursuing a “lead” saying that Rich was en route to the FBI the morning of his murder, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an “ongoing court case” possibly involving the Clinton family.
Seth Rich’s father Joel told reporters, “If it was a robbery — it failed because he still has his watch, he still has his money — he still has his credit cards, still had his phone so it was a wasted effort except we lost a life.”
The Metropolitan police posted a reward for information on Rich’s murder.
in August Wikileaks offered a $20,000 reward for information on the murder of DNC staffer Seth rich.
Julian Assange also suggested in August that Seth Rich was a Wikileaks informant.
Via Mike Cernovich:
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 10, 2016
ON MONDAY — Seth Rich Family Detective Tells FOX 5 DC THERE IS EVIDENCE Their Son was “Emailing” Wikileaks.
— Marina Marraco (@MarinaMarraco) May 16, 2017
FX 5 DC retweeted this tweet.
The family hired Rod Wheeler to investigate their son’s murder. Wheeler told FOX 5 DC on Monday there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death.
Rod Wheeler spoke with FOX 5 in DC in late March about Seth’s murder.
Wheeler told FOX 5 DC he uncovered a possible underground organized crime corruption group that may be operating in the District of Columbia.
Wheeler: This case may open up a can of worms in regard to what’s been going on in DC…. There’s been a lot of reward money offered to anyone and nobody’s come forward. So here’s the thing that is so important to realize. Whenever you have a lot of reward money. In this case it’s over $125,000 and you don’t have anybody coming forward with information then what that tells you as an investigator is that maybe you need to start looking at another cause or another reason as to why that guy was killed.