The Profiling Investigate Center, formerly The Profiling Project, the independent investigation into the murder of Seth Rich, led by Jack Burkman, has released a crime reenactment video of that fateful night.
The team hopes that seeing one possible scenario of the crime will generate leads and tips to bring forth new information or evidence.
The reenactment is based on a combination of popular theories and hard facts, researched and verified by the team’s investigators.
“This case has remained unsolved for almost two years,” says Burkman, a D.C.-based lobbyist, lawyer and representative for the team. “The more time passes, the harder it is to find answers. We hope that by staging one of the many stories we’re examining we’ll dust off some memories or unearth new evidence as well. It’s definitely Hollywood quality.”
Seth Rich was murdered in his home neighborhood of Bloomingdale, a section of Washington, D.C. Around four in the morning, after Rich was seen in a local pub, police responded to reports of gunfire. After being transported to the hospital, Rich died because of two gunshot wounds to the back.
The crime scene left many investigators confused. No personal belongings had been taken and no eyewitnesses to verify the events. As news of the murder spread it gained traction in national media. From a botched robbery to assassination by Russian hitmen for leaking emails in his role as a DNC staffer, theories flowed relentlessly in the months that followed.
On March 23, 2017, Burkman announced his efforts along with a $130,000 reward, recently upped to $155,000, for information leading to the arrest of Rich’s killer. After an extensive lead investigation, the team published an 80-page report which concluded there was a distinct possibility Rich may have been targeted.
“At the end of the day, Seth was a son, a friend and so much more to those who knew him,” said Burkman. “When someone like that is taken too soon, we cannot allow their killer to remain on the loose.”
The Profiling Investigative Center was created in 2017 with the primary goal of solving the murder of Seth Rich. Funded and represented by Jack Burkman, the team is led by Jennifer Rohrer and Dan Rice and staffed by criminal and forensic experts. The team hopes that by lending their talents in criminal investigations, they can bring closure to the Rich family.
Jack Burkman is a D.C.-based lawyer and lobbyist. He began his role in the investigation shortly after it happened in September 2016, offering a reward for information leading to an arrest and, alongside the family, calling on Congress to investigate the credibility of claims from several news sources that a Russian connection existed. His offer of $155,000 for information leading to an arrest is the single highest reward ever offered for an unsolved crime in the Washington and Virginia area.
View the full reenactment HERE.
SOURCE: The Profiling Investigative Center
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