The Official Story: It was a robbery gone wrong.
The sound of gunshots was reported at 2134 Flagler Pl. NW in Washington DC and officers responded. Police found Seth Rich in the street, shot multiple times in the back, and transported him to an unknown hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later.
What's wrong with the official story?
There are many unanswered questions about the murder of Seth Rich, and people want answers for various reasons. The first problem is that robbery victims don't usually keep their wallet, watch, and phone. The finding also clashes with what the DC Police Captain said shortly after the incident, "It appears he was targeted, he was shot multiple times." The part of town where this occurred hasn't had a murder in 10 years. Officers who responded are listed as having worn body cameras, and there are numerous cameras in the area, but no footage has been released. Seth was allegedly talkative, but no information on what he said was released.
Seth Rich worked for the Democratic National Committee, as the DNC's Voter Expansion Data Director since 2014, and was a very active Bernie Sanders supporter. You may remember that the DNC had several issues during the election season, including claims of delegate rigging to hamper the Sanders campaign, and most importantly the Wikileaks release of DNC emails. These emails began publication 12 days after Seth's murder.
Was Seth Rich a source for Wikileaks?
You'll have to draw your own conclusion here, because there's no solid confirmation one way or the other. However, I think it's very difficult to see the Wikileaks involvement in the death of Seth Rich as anything but confirmation they were in communication. Wikileaks doesn't usually get involved in things like this, yet they opened a fund and offered a large reward for information leading to the arrest of Seth's killer(s). In a televised interview, Julian Assange used Seth Rich as an example of the danger their sources put themselves in, leading the interviewer to ask if Julian was claiming Seth was a source. Assange has always maintained that they cannot identify a source, but short of admitting it flatly and breaking their word, they can imply it. Other sources have come forward, claiming to have evidence that Seth was the source for the DNC leaks.
I heard this was fake news / debunked?
Think about it for a second: How can claims involving an unsolved murder be debunked?
You can say it is unproven, you can say it lacks hard evidence, but you can't say it lacks in circumstantial evidence, you can't say it isn't highly suspicious... and that doesn't make it fake news. There is more evidence of foul-play around Seth's death than there is of any Russian connection with the President, and yet that is still a nightly news fixation.
There's a lot of reasons to investigate this, and very few reasons not to... but there is a concerted effort to vilify anyone who attempts to ask questions about Seth. Very few have the courage to even talk about it, and when they do, they encounter significant force against them.