The late-night murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich is still not solved, but Wikileaks may have established the motive: a new release by the group indicates he was the leaker of internal emails.
On Saturday, the group pointed readers to a series of screen shots of a Twitter conversation between “Guccifer 2.0” and actress Robbin Young.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 8, 2017
Posted on Young’s website, the messages are mostly personal in nature, but at one point last summer, Guccifer 2.0 indicates “Seth” was his “whistleblower.”
“…it was horrifying to hear about his death,” Young responded.
“I have no facts, but it’s my opinion Hillary had him murdered.”
Guccifer 2.0 didn’t dispute the assertion.
The DNC's Voter Expansion Data Director was found murdered on the street near where he lived early Sunday. More at 5 pic.twitter.com/cYRdFvl0By
— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) July 11, 2016
Fox 5’s Paul Wagner reported last July 27-year-old Seth Rich “was found shot multiple times near Flagler and W NW just after 4 am Sunday.”
According to ABC 7:
D.C. Police say they heard gunshots while patrolling in the area Monday around 4:19 a.m. Police say they found Seth Rich, 27, of Northwest D.C. in the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW suffering from multiple gunshot wounds but conscious and breathing.
Rich was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
He lived in the neighborhood, police say.
The area has reportedly seen an increase in crime and police “could not comment on whether the killing was related to recent robberies in the area.”
“I have an enormous interest in public service and working towards making the world a better place,” Rich wrote on his LinkedIn, according to NBC 4.
Wikileaks has offered a $20,000 reward “for information leading to the conviction for the murder of DNC 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