Metropolitan Police Department (DC Police / MPD)

WikiLeaks Offers $20K Reward for Information in Murder of DNC Staffer

WikiLeaks is offering a reward for information in the murder of a Democratic National Committee staffer. 

WikiLeaks said in a tweet Tuesday that the group is issuing a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the death of Seth Conrad Rich. 

Rich was shot multiple times on the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW on July 10, police said. He was 27.

Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Peter Newsham gave a brief update Tuesday afternoon.

"At this time, we don't have any information to suggest that the case is in any way connected with his work at the DNC," he said.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a news conference last week that it is possible Rich was killed in an attempted robbery. 

The case remains under investigation. 

Newsham also commented Tuesday afternoon on the reward WikiLeaks is offering. 

"We're very pleased if anyone is going to assist us with giving reward money," he said. 

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.

"The only thing I can say as a mother is it warms my heart that he lived such a great life, even though it was cut short," she said. "I can always hold on to that."

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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