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Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help with providing any information that would lead to the suspect(s) responsible for the death of 54-year-old Robert Rainey, a resident of Culver City.

On Thursday, May 31, 2012 at around 8:15 a.m., Pacific Area officers responded to a “Man Down” call at a Chiropractic office in the 9200 block of Venice Boulevard.  Upon arrival, officers observed the body of a male lying on the floor inside the location.  The victim had suffered severe head trauma and was transported to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.  The victim has been identified as 54-year-old Robert Rainey, the chiropractor and owner of the chiropractic office.  

Detective’s initial investigation revealed that just after 8 a.m. today, a patient arrived at the Chiropractic office for their scheduled appointment.  Upon entering the office, the patient saw Dr. Rainey lying on the office floor.  The patient immediately called 911.

Detectives are treating this investigation as a homicide.  The motive behind this crime is unknown, and there are no suspects at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to call LAPD West Bureau Homicide Unit at 213-382-9470.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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