by Pamela Williams
The actual documents surrounding the Seth Rich murder are at:
At last I have answers to questions that were very important to me. However, there is one question that I do not. When were Seth’s parents called? Since his wallet was on his body, the police, the EMTS, the hospital staff had access to his family. I used to work in an emergency room. One of the first things done by an admissions clerk is to gather information on the patient. A chart has to be furnished immediately to the ER staff. Usually this is done by the admissions clerk being briefed by one of the police officers using the patient’s identification on his/her body.
Now we know that SETH WAS ALIVE WHEN THE OFFICERS FOUND HIM.
HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL AND EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.
According to D.C. Metropolitan Police’s CCN #16113797 Public Incident Report on Seth Rich (source: ScribD):
On July 10, 2016, at 4:20 a.m., Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer Jody O’Leary responded to a gun shooting at a residential neighborhood in D.C. — the southwest corner of 2134 Flagler Place NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Officer O’Leary was assisted by MPD officers Robert Wingate Robinson, Derek Tarr, Shea Ellis, Benjamin Velez and Mark Lee (Velez and Lee wore body cameras).
The victim was Seth Conrad Rich.
Rich was shot in the back, not the head, and was still alive and conscious when police found him
WE ALSO KNOW NOW THE OFFICERS WORE BODY CAMS.
Now I have heard the rumor that Seth was prepped by the ER staff and expected to survive. The closest I have come in finding this answer lies with the Internet Forum 4chan. On the Internet chat forum 4chan, an individual, who goes by the alias of Anonymous (ID: rhotYJAg) claimed to be a surgery resident at Washington Hospital Center who had attended to Seth Rich.
He said the following, but we have no way of proving he is legitimate. However, he sounds to be very professional…at least in my opinion.
Now, again were Seth’s parents there? Had they been called? To not call his next of kin when the information was available is simply a crime!
We have no way of knowing if this Anonymous poster is legit, and it will be up to you to decide. The below comes from 4chan:
Below are Anonymous’ post and his responses to 4chan readers’ queries:
Anonymous (ID: rhotYJAg) 05/17/17(Wed)13:12:50 No.125912863:
4th year surgery resident here who rotated at WHC (Washington Hospital Center) last year, it won’t be hard to identify me but I feel that I shouldn’t stay silent.
Seth Rich was shot twice, with 3 total gunshot wounds (entry and exit, and entry). He was taken to the OR emergently where we performed an exlap and found a small injury to segment 3 of the liver which was packed and several small bowel injuries (pretty common for gunshots to the back exiting the abdomen) which we resected ~12cm of bowel and left him in discontinuity (didn’t hook everything back up) with the intent of performing a washout in the morning. He did not have any major vascular injuries otherwise. I’ve seen dozens of worse cases than this which survived and nothing about his injuries suggested to me that he’d sustained a fatal wound.
Note: “OR” means operating room; “exlap” refers to exploratory laparotomy — is a surgical operation where the abdomen is opened and the abdominal organs examined for injury or disease. It is the standard of care in various blunt and penetrating trauma situations in which there may be multiple life-threatening injuries; “resected” means cut off or remove.
In the meantime he was transferred to the ICU and transfused 2 units of blood when his post-surgery crit came back ~20. He was stable and not on any pressors, and it seemed pretty routine. About 8 hours after he arrived we were swarmed by LEOs and pretty much everyone except the attending and a few nurses was kicked out of the ICU (disallowing visiting hours -normally every odd hour, eg 1am, 3am, etc- is not something we do routinely). It was weird as hell. At turnover that morning we were instructed not to round on the VIP that came in last night (that’s exactly what the attending said, and no one except for me and another resident had any idea who he was talking about).
Note: “post-surgery crit” is post-surgery critical care, referring to the patient’s hematocrit level, i.e., the percentage of red blood cells circulating in the blood; “pressor” means “tending to increase blood pressure”; “LEOs” is law enforcement officers; “not to round” means not to make bedside visits.
No one here was allowed to see Seth except for my attending when he died. No code was called. I rounded on patients literally next door but was physically blocked from checking in on him. I’ve never seen anything like it before, and while I can’t say 100% that he was allowed to die, I don’t understand why he was treated like that. Take it how you may, /pol/, I’m just one low level doc. Something’s fishy though, that’s for sure.
Note: “No code was called” means no emergency alert was sounded for a cardiopulmonary resuscitation team; “/pol/” refers to “politically incorrect” posts on 4chan.
AGAIN, I ASK WHERE WERE SETH RICH’S FAMILY? WERE THEY CALLED? IF NOT, WHY? THE WALLET WAS ON HIS BODY! THERE IS SIMPLY NO EXCUSE, EXCEPT A CRIMINAL ONE, THAT SETH RICH’S PARENTS WERE NOT WITH HIM WHEN HE DIED!
Rich’s mother told NBC Channel 4 in Washington D.C. that her son’s “hands were bruised, his knees are bruised, his face is bruised, and yet he had two shots to his back, and yet they never took anything.”
The Washington D.C. Medical Examiner’s office told Heavy that Rich died from gunshot wound to the torso and the manner of death was homicide. The office did not say how many times Rich was shot and said that autopsy reports are not publicly released to the news media in D.C.
The Washington Post says at least one of Rich’s multiple gunshot wounds was in the back. The shooting occurred in northwest Washington D.C.’s Bloomingdale neighborhood, said WUSA9. Rich was taken to the hospital, where he died, said WUSA9.
Rich was discovered by police who were patrolling the area and was conscious and breathing at first, said CNN. He was talking on the phone with his girlfriend when the shooting occurred and told her not to worry about it when she heard a noise, said NBC 4. This is also a rumor I wanted clarified. Why did he tell his girlfriend “not to worry about it?” Did he recognize his attackers?
On his LinkedIn page, Rich described himself as “Experienced and impassioned data analyst. I have an enormous interest in public service and working towards making the world a better place.” The page says that Rich had worked as the DNC’s Voter Expansion Data Director since 2014.
The below is more about Seth’s work history, and it surprisingly is connected to the Clintons:
Before that, he was a Research Data Associate for Greenberg Quinlan Rosner; a Boating Education Director and Staff Programming Director at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin; a research intern for Senator Ben Nelson; a member of the campaign staff for the Nebraska Democratic Party, an enumerator for the Census Bureau, a field organizer for Senate campaigns, and other jobs.
According to Town Hall, Rich had previously worked on the U.S. Senate campaign for Nebraska businessman Scott Kleeb. “The Clinton Global Initiative provided funds for a clean energy business started by Kleeb, which had come under investigation after losing $300,000 in 2010 and another $300,000 in 2011 despite the subsidies,” asserted Town Hall, adding that “Rich was also previously employed at a data firm that had worked with the Clintons.”
In conclusion, I will continue to look for answers. I wish Seth’s parents would let the public know when they were called by the police or hospital. It is a very important aspect to this investigation.
by Pamela Williams