LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Robert Rainey murder investigation may have a possible suspect. Robert Rainey, a chiropractor in the West Los Angeles community of Palms, was murdered earlier this month. But since then, no arrests have been made and no suspects have been named. But now officials are trying to determine if surveillance video has revealed a possible suspect.
Police on June 1 told news that they believe that Robert Rainey was the victim of a homicide. He was found dead by a patient inside his official in the 9200 block of Venice Boulevard at 8 am that day. Initial reports had claimed that Rainey might have been a victim of a robbery gone wrong.
But now investigators tell local news that they believe that Rainey might have been followed before his murder. They believe that the suspect might have plotted the murder and taken Rainey by surprise.
The key lead currently, officials tell news, is a surveillance video. On it, they believe they have a possible suspect.
On June 1, Rainey died from a blunt force trauma to the head. “Based on the doctor’s routine, we believe he came to work and shortly after someone entered and assaulted him,” said Lt. John Radtke of the LAPD to KTLA. The West Bureau homicide detectives office (213) 382-9470 is handling the investigation.