Conspiracy Theories Swirl Around Murdered DNC Staffer

Tragedy has struck the Democratic National Committee, but if skeptics are to be believed, a conspiracy has struck as well.

Seth Rich was a 27-year-old staffer who earnestly believed that he could accomplish good at the DNC. Living in Washington D.C., the young staffer made a name for himself as a reliable, friendly worker with a bright future ahead of him. Unfortunately, Rich will never be able to realize that future because he was murdered as he walked home on Sunday morning.

The killing was especially brutal, with police determining that he was shot multiple times and his mother Mary Rich claiming that bruises on his face, knees and hands indicated that he desperately tried to protect himself. Rich also revealed that she actually heard some of the altercation as it took place since her son was speaking to his girlfriend over the phone when it happened. Ms. Rich’s loss is obviously tragic, but some are suspicious as to the exact circumstances of her son’s death.

Rich’s untimely death is all the more unusual because his mother insists that the man who killed him didn’t take money or anything else from him, leaving us with little clue as to their motive. Not much has been disclosed about the case, but observers speculate that Rich may have uncovered unsavory information, possibly about voting fraud, in his capacity as a DNC staffer, prompting his colleagues to arrange his death before he blew the whistle:

“As with the tragic murder of Molly Macauley in an affluent neighborhood of nearby Baltimore in recent days, social media is abounding with political conspiracy theories and racially charged comments about Rich’s murder — even though very little is known about his killing and nothing about his killers.

Police have not identified a suspect and say there is absolutely no indication that politics were involved in the killing.

Rich lived in the neighborhood, police told a news conference Monday. He worked as a voter expansion data director for the DNC, whose chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued a statement Monday.

“Our hearts are broken with the loss of one of our DNC family members over the weekend. Seth Rich was a dedicated, selfless public servant who worked tirelessly to protect the most sacred right we share as Americans – the right to vote,” she said of the Omaha native.”

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