August 4 at 6:26 PM
The grieving parents of a Democratic National Committee staffer who was killed in what police say was an attempted robbery near his home in Bloomingdale last month made a tearful, urgent appeal Thursday for witnesses to come forward.
“We want to find out who killed our son,” said Mary Ann Rich, the mother of 27-year-old Seth Rich. Speaking to people who might know something but are remaining silent, the 59-year-old from Nebraska warned, “Next time something like this happens, it might be someone you love.”
Mary Ann and her husband, Joel I. Rich, 68, joined D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier on the spot where Seth Rich was killed July 10 at Flagler Place and W Street in Northwest Washington. Two American flags mark the spot on the corner; the couple drove by Wednesday night, but Thursday was their first time standing at the location.