On July 10 of 2016, Seth Rich was shot twice in the back while walking to his residence in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington DC; the initial motive was believed to be related to a botched robbery although no items were taken from Seth’s possession. During 2016, there were 301 homicides and 205 shootings in D.C. that resulted in homicides. Seth Rich was the only homicide in 2016 of a white male within the vicinity of the Bloomingdale neighborhood.
(2016 D.C. homicides)
The others victims were:
Otis Byrd (Unsolved)
44 years, male, black
Omar Lindsay (Unsolved)
42 years, male, black
23 years, male, black
Jamar Morris (Unsolved)
28 years, male, black
The last caucasian to be murdered near the area was in 2005.
30 years, female, white
Beating and/or trauma
The theories that surround Seth’s death and the possibility of a “planned murder” correlates with the history of the area’s crime rate demographic; due to Seth’s connection to the DNC and possibly WikiLeaks, it’s hard to overlook the lingering holes in the investigation. Robberies in Washington D.C. are not uncommon but usually, items are taken from the victim; Seth Rich had all his belongings intact.
In 2015 a trail of robberies took place in the D.C. area; it spanned through Capitol Hill, 13th street and several other locations including Chevy Cha Village. The assailants ordered the victims to their knees, demanded the authorization codes to any devices and their wallets/jewelry. One of the victims spoke to the Washington Post about the incident.
“I heard a couple of quick steps, then felt a gun in my back,” he said. They took his phone and wallet but left without the code to his accounts. “I was so frazzled by the whole thing,”
According to the Daily Mail, the police believe Seth’s murder to be a product of a “botched robbery”: “The Bloomingdale area that Rich had been walking in at the time of his murder had been terrorized by a recent string of armed robberies. In fact, [Daily Mail reporter Alana] Goodman found that Rich’s murder occurred at a street corner where two other robberies occurred. Goodman described the corner as “a desolate-looking residential block shielded by new construction sites and notably absent of surveillance cameras.”
Rod Wheeler, a retired homicide detective, and a private investigator has claimed that DNC Staffer Seth Rich had contact with the director of WikiLeaks Gavin MacFadyen before Seth’s murder. Seth Rich allegedly sent up to 44,000 emails, including the infamous “DNC” emails to WikiLeaks leading up to the days of his murder. Investigator Rod Wheeler believes the FBI and the local police were told to “back down” from the murder case.
He stated to Fox News:
“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of the email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks. I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sits on his computer on a shelf at the DC police or FBI headquarters.”
The spokesman for Seth Rich’s family (Brad Bauman) issued a statement that differs from Rod Wheeler’s investigation:
Hacker and founder of Megaupload Kim Dotcom recently claimed WikiLeaks and Seth Rich were in communication. Seth Hannity has stopped his coverage of the investigation. We will wait and see what happens. Could the D-Matrix be in effect on American soil?
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