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GOP Lobbyist Offers $100K Reward for Information in Slaying of DNC Staffer

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 offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer. 

Someone shot 27-year-old Seth Conrad Rich multiple times in the 2100 block of Flagler Place in northwest Washington, D.C., July 10, police said.

“There are too many dimensions to the tragedy and none seem to make any sense," lobbyist Jack Burkman said in a press release. "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. 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.”

Last month, police 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.

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

A reward of as much as $25,000 is also being offered by the Metropolitan Police Department. 

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

His mother, Mary Rich, said she took comfort knowing her son tried to make the world better.

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

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