(L.A.) John Mendez, 46, Died at a Residence ❄️

Case Number: 2024-01166

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 46-year-old Latino male that occurred at his place of residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as John Mendez.

STATUS: The decedent’s body is ready to be released. Ruling by the deputy medical examiner is deferred pending additional investigation.

Manner and cause of death will be added to this page when it becomes available.

Because the DME has ordered a tox panel to be done, the next public update may take three to seven months.

RIP JOHN JUAN MENDEZ (August 14, 1977 – January 18, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 1:54 p.m.

The following three persons were all pronounced dead at the same time:

  • John Mendez – own residence
  • Simone Ling – own residence
  • Jose Vasquez – private residence (not his residence)

Opiod mass-overdose events, characterized as three or more overdoses occurring close in time and at the same location, have happened more frequently across the country this past year.

(L.A.) Simone Ling, 43, Died at a Residence

(L.A.) Jose Vasquez, 44, Died at a Private Residence