Investigators say 54-year-old Robert Rainey may have been stalked as he arrived for work at his office early Thursday morning.
The chiropractor was discovered by one of his patients who arrived for an appointment at Rainey’s office at 9225 Venice Blvd. around 8 a.m. on May 31.
Police say Rainey suffered a “severe head trauma,” had a broken jaw and missing teeth and they believe robbery may have been the motive, as Rainey’s wallet was missing when he was discovered.
Rainey’s brother is James Rainey, the Los Angeles Times media critic. He told the Times his brother “had a kind heart. He wanted to believe the best about the world and the people around him.”
The Times also reported that Rainey enjoyed traveling to Venice, Italy, which he had visited five times, and was a reliable attendee at his nieces' and nephews' recitals and sporting events.
Police still have no suspects and are urging anyone with information to contact the LAPD West Bureau Homicide Unit at (213) 382-9470 or (877) LAPD-24-7.