City Council

$50,000 Reward Offered in Case of Decapitated Blind Man

The body of Robert Hollis, 75, was found by his son the afternoon of June 18 at his home in the 800 block of Glenway Drive.

A $50,000 reward was announced in the case of a blind senior whose decapitated body was found in his Inglewood apartment last month, but authorities have yet to find his head.

Inglewood Mayor James Butts proposed the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Robert Hollis' killer, with the city's council unanimously approving it Tuesday evening. 

The body of Hollis, 75, was found by his son the afternoon of June 18 at his home in the 800 block of Glenway Drive.

Mourners gathered to honor him on June 22 at a vigil, where gospel music played for the man friends and family called "Mr. Bojangles" because of his love for the music.

"He brought light to people out of his own darkness. It's a very personal thing for us, the way it happened, the tremendous ungodly way in which it happened,"  Bishop Kenneth Ulmer of Faithful Central Bible Church told NBC4 during an earlier interview. "We are trying to bring the family through this (and) get to the next step of getting justice and resolving this case."

Alysia Powell, Hollis' cousin, said it was hard to believe someone would commit such a violent act against Hollis.

"It's hard to wrap your brain around something so heinous happening to a family member," Powell said."Somebody just coming off the street and doing this in your own home, this is bewildering."

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