Unsolved Murder of Democrat Whistle Blower Spawns Conspiracy Theories

Seth Rich

As we and others reported in July, a young Democratic Party pollster and outreach worker named Seth Rich was found murdered in his Washington, DC neighborhood.

Police described it as a robbery gone bad but Rich still had his cash, phone and watch.

Now, the unsolved murder is causing more questions.

Heat Street reports:

Still No Clues in Murder of DNC’s Seth Rich, As Conspiracy Theories Thicken

Washington DC’s up-and-coming Bloomingdale neighborhood remains gripped by fear three weeks after the murder there of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich — with still no reported leads, suspects or arrests in the killing.

At the same time, conspiracy theories surrounding the murder have reached a new frenzy, especially after the hacking of DNC e-mails led to the resignation of its chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Rich was beaten, shot and killed early on the morning of July 8 while he was walking home and talking on the phone to his girlfriend. Police have said they haven’t determined if his murder was a botched robbery or something else. The killer or killers appear to have taken nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone.

DC’s Metropolitan Police Department tells Heat Street on Friday that there are “no updates” in the case. But while information from authorities may be scarce, the Internet has certainly taken Seth Rich’s story to some very dark places — despite no evidence to back up any of the reigning conspiracy theories.

Shortly after the killing, Redditors and social media users were pursuing a “lead” saying that Rich was en route to the FBI that fateful morning, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an “ongoing court case” possibly involving the Clinton family.

There’s definitely more to this story than the public knows.

It’s also very telling that the media is ignoring it.

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