$50,000 Reward Announced in Chiropractor Robert Rainey's Slaying | NBC Southern California

$50,000 Reward Announced in Chiropractor Robert Rainey's Slaying

A patient found Robert Rainey's body May 31 in the doctor's Palms office

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    LA Times columnist James Rainey described his brother -- a chiropractor whose body was found in his office -- as a man full of life as authorities announce a reward in the investigation. Raw Video (Published Thursday, June 21, 2012)

    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."

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