Almost a year after the mysterious murder of a Democratic National Committee staff member, private investigator Wheeler, who was hired by the victim’s family, has said Rich had multiple contacts with WikiLeaks before his death.

Seth Rich, 27, was fatally shot in the back in the early morning hours of July 10, 2016 while walking to his apartment in Washington DC. Police said he might have been killed in an attempted robbery, despite having no possessions taken from his body.

His violent killing lead WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suggesting Rich was gunned down because he was a “source”.

Separately, a federal investigator, who studied an FBI forensic report specifying the contents of Rich’s computer generated within 96 hours of his murder, said Rich made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter and director of WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks is offering a “US$20k reward for information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.”

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