The fundraising campaign aims to raise $200,000 to increase public awareness; hire investigators and forensic experts; and offer rewards for information.
Rich was 27 when he was murdered next to his Washington, D.C. home in July. His parents believe the murder was a result of a late night robbery attempt gone wrong. They are fighting conspiracy theorists trying to tie his death to the leak of DNC emails before the elections. A Republican lobbyist, Jack Burkman, who volunteered his help and put up reward money for information, recently suggested that Russia may be behind Rich’s murder. This move has led the family to distance itself from Burkman.