A homicide investigation was under way into the death of a chiropractor found today on the floor of his office in the Palms area.
Robert Rainey, 54, of Culver City was found around 8:15 a.m. at his chiropractic office in the 9200 block of Venice Boulevard, near Robertson Boulevard, said Officer Bruce Borihanh of the Los Angeles Police Department.
“Upon arrival, officers observed the body of a male lying on the floor inside the location,” Borihanh said. “The victim had suffered severe head trauma and was transported to a local hospital.”
Rainey, who police described as an assault victim, was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the hospital.
Detectives believe a patient arrived at the office for a scheduled appointment just after 8 a.m. and saw Rainey, who owned and practiced in the office, lying on the floor, Borihanh said.
“Detectives are treating this investigation as a homicide,” Borihanh said. “The motive behind this crime is unknown, and there are no suspects at this time.”
Police urged anyone with information regarding this homicide to contact the LAPD West Bureau Homicide Unit at (213) 382-9470 or (877) LAPD-24-7.
The victim is a brother of Los Angeles Times reporter James Rainey, NBC4 reported.