Seth Rich, the former Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered in Washington, D.C. nearly year ago, was reportedly in contact with WikiLeaks shortly before his death.
At the time of his death on July 10, police stated the murder was a robbery gone wrong; however, Rich’s wallet, watch, and expensive jewelry were not taken.
The family’s private investigator, Rod Wheeler, told Fox 5 DC there is evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was in communication with WikiLeaks just before his death.
Wheeler told Fox 5 DC, “The police department nor the FBI have been forthcoming. They haven't been cooperating at all. I believe that the answer to solving his death lies on that computer, which I believe, is either at the police department or either at the FBI. I have been told both.”
Asked whether there is evidence that connects Rich to WikiLeaks, Wheeler said, “Absolutely. Yeah. And that’s confirmed.”
“I have a source inside the police department that has looked at me straight in the eye, and said, ‘Rod, we were told to stand down on this case and I can’t share any information with you.’” Wheeler said.