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Profiling Project Seth Rich Report: ‘Death More Likely Committed By Hired Killer’ Than Botched Robbery; Possible Overlooked Surveillance Camera

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06/20/2017

A new report has been released by an independent, non-partisan group on the investigation into the death of DNC worker Seth Rich, who was murdered last July in DC. The investigation is still an open homicide case 10 months after he was murdered in the District’s Bloomingdale neighborhood.

Rich’s killer remains on the loose, and for months now a group comprised of forensic experts and George Washington University graduate students, called The Profiling Project, have been digging into the case.

The Profiling Project’s Jack Burkman and Kevin Doherty held a press conference Tuesday morning to announce the release of their initial report on the investigation, and saying there would be many more to come.

Jack Burkman is a GOP lobbyist, who put up $105,000 of his own money as a reward to help solve Rich’s murder, and is funding the Profiling Project.

Kevin Doherty is a former U.S. Marine and Special Agent/Criminal Investigator in the intelligence community.

A hired killer is a “possibility,” Doherty said at the press conference when asked about the report’s conclusion that Seth Rich’s death was more likely committed by a hired killer than from a robbery gone bad. “A proficient killer is what we think. The fact that the killer has gotten away with it for this period of time, and that it appears it was a very sanitized crime scene, certainly shows some level of proficiency in killing.”

One key piece of information included in the report is surveillance cameras discovered at the location of Seth Rich’s murder that may have been overlooked by D.C. police. “What we found is there actually is possibly another surveillance camera that may have been missed in the initial investigation, so we have turned that over to the police,” Profiling Project volunteer Kevin Zhang told WJLA.

“We’ve been in contact” with D.C. police, Doherty said. “We hope they have looked at it, we hope they had this already. But we were quite surprised when we came across it during our neighborhood canvass.”

Burkman spoke about the lack of co-operation from authorities and ongoing lawsuit to obtain evidence from the investigation. “No new evidence has been released on this case since October 16th, 2016. We filed a lawsuit to get them to release certain things. The judge has scheduled a hearing in this case, so we are hopeful that the mayor will put some pressure on the chief and they’ll do the right thing and turn over what we want.”

“What could possibly be the reason for not releasing a ballistic report to the public or to an organization like this. There is no reason. I don’t want to infer any bad motives, but when people won’t give you the ballistics report, they won’t give you the medical examiner’s report, they won’t even give you the medical examiner’s stated cause of death. At some point it becomes a circus,” Burkman said.

During the press conference, Burkman also revealed some new information not contained in the report. “I have one piece of evidence you may like,” Burkman said. “We do know the hospital, it was George Washington University hospital. I was approached about a week ago by a woman who is very afraid for her life. She is a federal contractor in the health arena. She’s actually conducting a bit of her own investigation trying to find out who the doctors were who worked on Seth Rich. But that’s a group who doesn’t want to talk. So we will be beginning to open an investigation there and to see what we can learn.”

Brad Bauman, the spokesperson for the Rich family, issued this response to the report Tuesday:

“The Rich family was not provided a copy of the preliminary report, never saw the report or was otherwise consulted in the preparation of the report. I received the report a half an hour before it was made public thus depriving myself, the family or the family’s lawyers any reasonable time (to) review it. As noted, by the report’s methodology, ‘The Profiling Project’ was given no special access to any materials, evidence or persons and due to case sensitivity, conducted only informal, limited interviews. Given that fact, the family hopes that the general public takes the findings at face value—valuable experience in research collection and report writing for students at George Washington University but in no way should take any findings contained within as new, credible or otherwise lending credence to conspiracy theories surround the circumstances of Seth’s death. We further hope that this doesn’t continue to impede the Metropolitan Police Department’s ability to find the killers and give folks who might have information to their arrest cover to stay silent.”

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