When police initially called the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich a robbery gone bad, it raise more than a few eyebrows considering that his wallet and cell phone weren’t stolen, and the fact that he was shot in the back right outside his own front door. What was at first called a robbery was quickly reclassified as an assassination, but the case still hasn’t been solved.
Now the family of the Rich has stepped up to the challenge of finding out who killed Seth and why. Although most cases that aren’t solved almost immediately are usually doomed to never be solved, Seth’s family has reignited the investigation. Last week the family opened a GoFundMe page with the noted aim of,
“1) Allow us to raise and maintain public awareness of Seth’s unsolved murder through means such as flyers, direct mailings, etc.
2) Allow the family to hire investigative, forensic and analytical services we believe will be useful for discovering new facts and leads in the case.
3) Maintain, and then increase, the reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction at/from it’s current level.”
It isn’t just his family that is interested in keeping the spotlight on his unsolved murder. Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman recently launched the “Seth Rich Center for Investigation”, complete with a 24 hour tip-line, a professional investigator, a forensic analyst, and a team of volunteers dedicated studying evidence and pursuing leads.
These efforts come months after Wikileaks founder Julian Assange offered a $20,000 reward for information on the murder of Seth Rich. Assange even hinted that Rich was a source of sorts for the organization, and perhaps that his murder was due to some information that the DNC staffer was sitting on.