BREAKING: Seth Rich Murder Was Hired Gun
Investigators have yet to pinpoint why the DNC staffer was targeted.
However, they now say killing was not a random act or robbery gone wrong.
Conspiracy theories swirling around the past year are picking up steam. On July 8, 2016, Seth Rich was murdered in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC. It was an unlikely robbery. The killer left his phone, watch, and wallet untouched. Therefore, theft isn’t a solid motive. More than likely, Rich was assassinated.
In May, a private investigator linked Rich with Wikileaks. A few months later, Wikileaks offered a $20k reward for information about the murder. Including Rich, at least three suspicious murders plague DNC staffers.
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
According to the Gateway Pundit:
Shortly after the killing, Redditors and social media users were pursuing a “lead” saying that Rich was en route to the FBI the morning of his murder, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an “ongoing court case” possibly involving the Clinton family.
Now, the Profiling Project issued an 83 page report in an effort to shed new light on the case.
The Profiling Project, based in Arlington, Virginia, consists of around 20 volunteers who are current and former George Washington University forensic psychology graduate students and instructors. The report states that Rich’s July 2016 “death does not appear to be a random homicide” or “a robbery gone bad,” as police had suggested. Instead, the report says, the “death was more likely committed by a hired killer or serial murderer,” and that the killer is likely still at large.
Randomness Ruled Out:
Initially police wanted the public to believe robbery was the root cause of Rich’s death. However, no one accepted that explanation. In fact, according to the report, “most robbers are not killers.”
As Newsweek explains:
While previous investigations by the public into the Rich murder have cited unverified social media posts and anonymous sources, the report released Tuesday seems to be more credible, given the academic backgrounds of the volunteers.
Further, given statistics, the circumstances around Rich’s death are unusual, the report states. “We may never know why Seth was targeted for attack. But we do know that so many non-routine events had to take place prior to the interaction that it was not statistically random,” the researchers write. Those anomalies include Rich’s being out at around 4 a.m. and the fact that he was white, since only 6 percent of unsolved homicides in D.C. in 2016 involved non-African-Americans, according to the report.
The murderer, “brought a most likely unregistered firearm to the crime scene, utilized the firearm and most likely carried the firearm away.” The report continues, “That the crime scene appeared to be almost sanitized (no firearms casings were reported to be found, no physical evidence was reported), and that there does not appear to be excessive use of force (as only two shots were reported), the offender does not appear to be psychotic.”
The researchers believe there was just one shooter. That shooter could have been a serial killer or serial murderer, according to the report, which uses the FBI’s definition for an offender who kills two or more people in separate events. “With such a sanitized crime scene and no emotional indications,” the report says, “this is not Offender[‘s] first kill.”
The Profiling Project is funded by GOP lobbyist Jack Burkman. Last September, he announced a $100,000 reward for information into Rich’s death. “I’m not here to expound on anything even remotely conspiratorial,” he told Newsweek at the time. “The objective here really is just to get closure for this family. This is a young kid in our profession. This could have happened to any of the young people who work for me.”
The entire report can be read here.
Along with debunking the randomness of the attack, the project asserts a thorough investigation appears to be hindered “both actively and passively.” Additionally, video surveillance might exist. Further, the killer is still free and might be roaming the community.
However, the scariest rumors remain unanswered. Is Rich’s death another body tied to Hillary Clinton? Did Comey cover it up? These ideas certainly haven’t been ruled out.