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Republican Lobbyist Increases Reward for Information in Slain DNC Staffer's Case

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    What to Know

    • Seth Rich was shot to death in northwest D.C. July 10.

    • Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

    • Police said last month they have no evidence the slaying was connected to Rich's work at the DNC.

    A Republican lobbyist is increasing the reward he is offering for information on the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.

    Rich, 27, was shot multiple times in the 2100 block of Flagler Place July 10. No arrests have been made in the five months since his death.

    Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman has added $5,000 to the $100,000 reward he originally offered, according to a press release. The Metropolitan Police Department is also offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in Rich's case. 

    "I really just want to the Rich family to have closure and for those involved with this tragic event to be brought to light," Burkman said in a release. 

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    Last month, Rich's parents pleaded for any clues that may help police.

    "You have two people who shot my son twice in the back," said Rich's mother, Mary Rich. "We're not going to stop until we find my son's murderer. We will find his murderer, but we need all of you."

    Investigators have said they don't have any evidence suggesting the slaying is connected to the victim's work at the DNC. Attempted robbery has been cited as a possible motive.

    Police have said there are no additional updates in Rich's case. 

    WikiLeaks previously offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in Rich's death. 

    Rich, a Nebraska native, was a rising star in the DNC, colleagues said.

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    Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police at 202-727-9099 or send a text message to 50411.