WASHINGTON - The media group, WikiLeaks, is offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the case of murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.
ANNOUNCE: WikiLeaks has decided to issue a US$20k reward for information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 9, 2016
Investigators believe his murder may have been the result of a robbery attempt. No one witnessed the killing.
Former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz described Rich as "a dedicated, selfless public servant who worked tirelessly to protect the most sacred right we share as Americans – the right to vote."
The WikiLeaks reward is in addition to an already established reward of $25,000 by D.C. police.
"We're very pleased if anyone is going to assist us with giving reward money," said D.C. Police Assistant Chief Peter Newsham. "At this time, we don't have any information to suggest that the case is any way connected with his work at the DNC."
D.C. police sources have told FOX 5 that they do not have a suspect description and they don't have any witnesses and that is helping lead to conspiracy theories being mentioned on social media. Investigators have looked at those theories, but there is no evidence to suggest Rich's death, which was 12 days before WikiLeaks released a barrage of DNC emails, had anything to do with his job with the governing body of the Democratic Party.