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WikiLeaks Offers $20K Reward for Info on Death of DNC Staffer Amid Conspiracy Theories

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy on February 5, 2016 in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

WikiLeaks, the infamous whistleblowing site founded by Julian Assange, is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the murder of a Democratic National Committee staffer, the organization announced in a tweet Tuesday.

According to WRC‑TV, Seth Conrad Rich, 27, was fatally shot last month in Washington, D.C.

Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Peter Newsham told WRC, "At this time, we don't have any information to suggest that the case is in any way connected with his work at the DNC."

Asked about the award WikiLeaks is offering, Newsham replied, "We're very pleased if anyone is going to assist us with giving reward money."

Multiple conspiracy theories have popped up surrounding Rich’s death. Some have speculated that he was the source of controversial leaked emails allegedly sent by DNC staffers and that he was murdered in retaliation.

WikiLeaks has not revealed their source in the email leak.

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