A young idealist who worked for the Democratic National Committee was murdered early Sunday as he walked home in the Bloomingdale neighborhood in affluent Northwest Washington D.C.
“Worst nightmare,” she told News4.
According to Mary Rich, Seth was talking on the phone with his girlfriend at the time of the attack and she heard noise on his end of the line. He told her not to worry about it.
“They never took anything,” she said of her son’s mysterious murderer.
As recently as Friday, Rich (pictured above) had taken to Twitter to call for peace and unity following the racially charged Dallas massacre Thursday night.
My sister was friends with Seth Rich, shot/killed near his home in NW, DC. I feel the need to share his last FB post pic.twitter.com/q8KFozlktL
— Van Applegate (@vbagate) July 11, 2016
As with the tragic murder of Molly Macauley in an affluent neighbor 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.
— Egypt Built (@HosamDakhakhni) July 12, 2016
This some straight up House of Cards shit.
— Trumpelstiltskin (@VoteTheBern2k16) July 12, 2016
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.
“I have an enormous interest in public service and working towards making the world a better place,” Rich wrote on his LinkedIn page.
Source: Heat Street