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Iyayi Orhue Amayo, 34

Iyayi Orhue Amayo, a 34-year-old black man, was fatally stabbed Thursday, Nov. 9, near West 42nd Street and Walton Avenue in Vermont Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Amayo was stabbed shortly after 3:30 a.m., said Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling. 

People in the neighborhood found him wounded and called authorities, Barling said.

Amayo was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:16 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Amayo was not a gang member and the motive for his stabbing remains unclear, according to detectives. 

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (323) 786-5110. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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