Police are investigating the death of a 54-year-old chiropractor who was found on the floor of his office by a patient Thursday morning, officials said.
Shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday, a patient arrived at Robert Rainey’s chiropractic office in the 9200 block of Venice Boulevard (map) for a scheduled appointment, police said. The office usually opened at 7 a.m.
The patient saw Rainey lying on the office floor and called 911, police said. Detectives said Rainey, a resident of Culver City, appeared to suffer severe head trauma and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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Investigators removed items from the office Thursday.
The victim is the brother of LA Times media writer James Rainey, the newspaper reported.
Detectives are treating this investigation as a homicide, and anyone with information is asked to call LAPD West Bureau Homicide Unit at 213-382-9470.