While police were taking computer hard drives, compact discs and boxes of files from the home and office of slain Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen in search of clues, a fellow publicist was establishing a reward fund for information leading to an arrest and conviction related to her death.
Michael Levine says his goal is to raise $25,000 in the next week. “We must do everything possible to assist the Beverly Hills police in solving this horrific crime,” he told Daily Variety. “Ronni gave the utmost for her clients and this industry.”
Chasen, who had close ties to the Hollywood Foreign Press and, since the early 1970s had coordinated interviews for members with her clients, was driving home from the Burlesque premiere and party when she was shot five times in the chest.
When news of the slaying broke, some studios cancelled meetings and conference calls that had been scheduled to strategize their Oscar campaigns—Chasen’s specialty.
A funeral service will be at 11am on Sunday at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.