The brother of a slain chiropractor described Robert Rainey as a "terrific man" who was "full of life" during a Thursday news conference at which authorities announced a $50,000 reward for information about the slaying.
A patient found Dr. Robert Rainey's body May 31 inside the doctor's Palms office. The doctor might have been attacked during a robbery as he arrived at the building in the 9200 block of Venice Boulevard, according to authorities.
Rainey's wallet was missing, investigators said.
The doctor, a Culver City resident, is the son of late character-actor Ford Rainey and the brother of Los Angeles Times media writer James Rainey.
At the news conference, James Rainey talked about his brother -- an ultra-marathoner who also climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.
"He was full of life," Rainey said. "He was big, he was strong, but he was also very gentle. He was a very kind person.
"He ate like a horse. He liked to come over to our house after running maybe 20, 30 miles. He'd eat a pound of food and fall asleep on our couch."
A motion was put forward at a Los Angeles City Council meeting last week to offer a $50,000 for information in the case, according to Councilman Paul Koretz.
"As you can see, it's a tremendously busy place even at this time of day," Rainey said. "There are a ton of people out here. We're just hoping someone can come forward.
"It's just a terrible thing that happened to him. Whoever did this is not the kind of person we want out on our streets."