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 a reporter on the ground in Washington DC local police were told to stand down on Seth Rich investigation.
Rod Wheeler: The police department nor the FBI haven’t been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer which I believe is at the the police department or the FBI.
Reporter: But you have sources at the FBI saying there is information that could link Seth Rich to Wikileaks.
Rod Wheeler: Actually I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye and said Rod we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you. That is very unusual for a murder investigation especially from a police department… I do believe there is a correlation between the mayor’s office and the DNC. And that’s the information that will come out tomorrow.