LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A $50,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever beat a popular chiropractor to death in his Palms office last month, police announced Thursday.

The award was authorized bu the Los Angeles City Council and was made public at a 7 a.m. news conference.

A patient found Robert Rainey, 54, on the floor of his office located in the 9200 block of Venice Boulevard, according to Los Angeles police.

The Culver City resident may have been followed as he walked to work. He was reportedly killed at approximately 8:15 a.m. on May 31. Investigators said they suspected robbery was a possible motive.

Rainey was the brother of Los Angeles Times reporter James Rainey.

Anyone with information on the murder is urged to call the LAPD’s West Bureau Homicide Unit at ((213) 382-9470 or (877) LAPD-24-7.

» RELATED: Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Killer Of Popular Chiropractor

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