$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, Jun 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.

    Chiropractor Found Murdered at his Office

    [LA] Chiropractor Found Murdered at his Office
    A Palms-area chiropractor, Robert Rainey, was found by a patient beaten to death on the floor of his office. Angie Crouch reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on May 31, 2012. (Published Friday, Jun 1, 2012)

    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.

    LAPD Pour Over Security Tapes for Clues Into Chiropractor's Death

    [LA] LAPD Pour Over Security Tapes for Clues Into Chiropractor's Death
    Dr. Robert Rainey was found severely beaten on the floor of his office Thursday, May 31. Police say many of the surveillance cameras around his Palms office were not recording at the time of the suspected attack, but officials are looking through some recordings that may hold clues into the popular doctor's death. Angie Crouch reports. (Published Friday, Jun 1, 2012)

    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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