(L.A.) Wardell Gaynor, 73, Died in a Motel

Case Number: 2024-04593

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 73-year-old Black male that occurred in a motel in the Vermont Square area.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Wardell Gaynor.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Multiple Sharp Force Injuries

RIP WARDELL GAYNOR (April 29, 1950 – March 16, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

The decedent was stabbed to death at the Mustang Hotel, located at 4121 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles 90062.

Map views only approximate location and do not indicate the precise spot where the incident happened.

In July 2022, a man died from a drug overdose at the Snooty Fox motel right across the street.

(L.A.) Daniel Flores, 50, Died From Fentanyl

Incident Location: Snooty Fox Motor Inn
4120 S Western Avenue, Room 101, Los Angeles, CA 90062