WASHINGTON - A Republican lobbyist is offering a $100,000 reward to help solve the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.
Jack Burkman, Republican lobbyist and principal at Burkman & Associates, made the announcement Wednesday.
"There are too many dimensions to the tragedy and none seem to make any sense. I hope the $100,000 in additional money will finally get to the truth of what happened here and will either debunk the conspiracy theories or validate them," said Burkman in a press release. "But for the sake of Mr. Rich’s parents, family, friends, co-workers and the D.C. community at large, the murder needs to be solved and those responsible held accountable."
Burkman's $100,000 reward is for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
27-year-old Rich was walking home from a Columbia Heights sports bar on July 10th of this year when he was murdered.
Conspiracy theories festered on social media, especially after WikiLeaks offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrests. D.C. Police have also offered a reward up to $25,000.
Police say there is no evidence to suggest Rich's death, which was 12 days before WikiLeaks released a barrage of Democratic National Committee emails, had anything to do with his job.