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Dateline NBC Delves Into Unsolved Murder of Newspaper Reporter’s Brother

The Rainey family, which includes former LA Times media critic James (he is now on the paper’s political desk), is heading into a second Thanksgiving with the excruciating pain of an unsolved family murder. On May 31, 2012, James’ older brother Robert, a chiropractor in west Los Angeles, was found murdered in his office by the first scheduled patient of the day.

As part of its online “Dateline Detective” feature, Dateline NBC this week is shining another light on the specifics of the crime and urging anyone who witnessed anything that morning around the Venice Blvd. location to contact the LAPD.

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James Rainey Writes Moving Tribute to Murdered Brother

Via Facebook, Los Angeles Times media critic James Rainey shares a loving remembrance of his older brother, chiropractor Robert Rainey, who was killed last week at his Venice boulevard office in Palms.

Robert Rainey was a gentle man. He didn’t pick fights or look for trouble. He had a kind heart. When he watched his nieces and nephews singing in school plays or playing soccer he had that wonderful, broad smile. More than you can say of most men in their 50s, he was something of an innocent—wanting to believe the best about the world and the people who live in it.

The deceased Rainey was an accomplished long-distance runner, dedicated family man, and generous spirit, treating financially strapped patients for only a few dollars. Police believe the motive of the murder was robbery. More at the LA Times.