Now at $130,000, the reward is believed to be the largest in D.C. history.
Seth Rich, the DNC staffer who had been employed for two years and who had developed the computer application that voters can use to locate polling stations, was show in July by an unknown assailant. Since then, Jack Burkman, principle associate at J.M. Burkman & Associates, has taken on the case, offering a $100,000 reward, and now adding another $5,000.
“I hope that now this amount is the largest ever offered in D.C. history will further bring attention to this case,” say Burkman.
The Metropolitan Police Department has offered a reward of $25,000.
Burkman wants to find out who committed the murder and that they be brought to justice.
“I really just want to the Rich family to have closure and for those involved with this tragic event to be brought to light,” said Burkman. “This extra money could help bring somebody forward who might have information about Seth’s murder.”
Last month Burkman and the Rich’s parents as he made an emotional plea for those responsible to come forward.
“The reason why I offered the reward money is because despite having different political views Seth lived in Washington for many, many years and I have as well,” Burkman said. “Horrible crimes like this should never take place in our beautiful city.”
Rich, 27, was shot to death while walking home from a Washington, D.C. bar. Police say Mr. Rich was a victim of a botched robbery however his wallet, watch and cell phone were not taken.
In September, Mr. Burkman announced his initial reward and that he would be working for the family pro bono to obtain justice for the loss of their son.
SOURCE: J.M. Burkman and Associates
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