DEAD STAFFER – If this has any legs, it’s a big big story. But that’s a big big “if”:

It has been almost a year since Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in the nation’s capital. There have been no solid answers about why he was killed until now.

Rich was shot and killed last July in Northwest D.C and police have suggested the killing in the District’s Bloomingdale neighborhood was a botched robbery. However, online conspiracy theories have tied the murder to Rich’s work at the DNC.

Just two months shy of the one-year anniversary of Rich’s death, FOX 5 has learned there is new information that could prove these theorists right.

Rod Wheeler, a private investigator hired by the Rich family, suggests there is tangible evidence on Rich’s laptop that confirms he was communicating with WikiLeaks prior to his death.

Now, questions have been raised on why D.C. police, the lead agency on this murder investigation for the past ten months, have insisted this was a robbery gone bad when there appears to be no evidence to suggest that.

Of course it is entirely possible that a political staffer who leaked the most embarrassing secret trove of material about a political party in a living memory can meet an untimely demise that’s entirely coincidental and completely unrelated to his work and his leak. It is entirely possible, but how likely? Still, we need some facts rather than rumours and hearsay.