- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

One America News Network (OAN) is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in former DNC staffer Seth Rich’s murder case.

The Herring Networks, Inc. media company OAN joins a number of individuals and groups that are willing to pay for information that solves the July 10, 2016, killing of Mr. Rich. The election-season murder continues to spark conspiracy theories based on the suggestion that Mr. Rich provided DNC data to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

“One America News believes solving this case — and bringing Rich’s murderer to justice — is essential to exposing the truth for the American people,” OAN’s Greta Wall reported Monday. “We are offering a $100,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the case. If you have any information, please email us at tips@oann.com.”

Others offering rewards include the Washington, D.C. Police Department ($25,000); WikiLeaks ($20,000); and Republican strategist Jack Burkman ($130,000).

Mr. Rich was shot twice in the back around 4 a.m. before he died, although his wallet and belongings were not stolen during the Columbia Heights crime.

Aaron Rich, the victim’s brother, has asked networks to stop coverage that encourages the proliferation of conspiracy theories. The family has specifically focused on Fox News Channel primetime host Sean Hannity.

“We would hope to be the first people to learn about any such evidence and reasons for Seth’s death,” the family said in a statement provided Tuesday to CNN. “It is a travesty that you [Mr. Hannity] would prompt false conspiracy theories and other people’s agendas rather than work with the family to learn the truth. […] Nobody wants to solve Seth’s murder more than we do. However, providing a platform to spread potentially false, damaging information will cause us additional pain, suffering and sorrow.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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