$10,000 Reward Offered in Case of Missing Doctor

An anonymous donor has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to Dr. Steven Ray Stoltz, the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center surgical intern who has been missing since setting out on a mountain bike ride Aug. 4.

Los Angeles police announced the reward Sunday after weekend searches turned up no trace of Stoltz, 25, an experienced bicyclist and triathlon competitor who was believed to have been heading into the Topanga Canyon area.

On Saturday, teams of volunteers combed bike and hiking paths along the Santa Monica Mountains in the western San Fernando Valley, said Beverly Hartunian, the mother of another physician at Cedars-Sinai who is helping to coordinate search efforts.

Stoltz's father, Dennis, flew to Los Angeles from Rapid City, S.D., last week to aid the police investigation but returned home over the weekend to attend a prayer service for his son, Hartunian said. "He was exhausted," she said.

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