More than a year after former DNC staffer Seth Rich was shot and killed on July 10, 2016, his murder remains unsolved and conspiracy theories surrounding his unfortunate death continue to swirl.
Just 12 days after his murder Wikileaks released over 19,000 emails from the DNC resulting from a hack, leading conspiracy theorists to believe that Rich was somehow involved. The large-scale email hack, of course, brought on a series of events that played a role in the 2016 presidential election, including an investigation from the FBI.
Over the course of the past year, former homicide detective and Fox News analyst Rod Wheeler also carried out his own investigation into the DNC staffer’s death. Wheeler’s findings were eventually published in a story by Fox News’ Malia Zimmerman that was later retracted.
Wheeler filed a lawsuit earlier this week regarding the article, in which he claims quotes attributed to him were fabricated. The news of the lawsuit sent the Seth Rich coverage off the charts again.
And so, the Seth Rich conspiracy goes on, but nobody is theorizing over what made Seth rich — it’s a fact.