Body found buried in concrete in Santa Fe Springs; man arrested


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A man’s body has been found in newly poured concrete inside a Santa Fe Springs business and a homicide suspect arrested following what authorities believe was a feud between the pair, police said Monday.

The body was discovered Sunday at a heating and air conditioning business after Whittier police, who patrol the city, received information about a possible killing.


Juan Alberto Galviz, 35, was arrested Sunday in connection with the death. He is being held in lieu of $1,007,500 bail, police said.

Detectives and coroner’s officials uncovered the body after initially going to a nearby business. There, detectives ‘were able to locate a person of interest, and further information led them to a nearby business in the 9400 block of John Street,’ said department spokesman Brad White.

The concrete was broken up and excavated, and the body of a male adult victim recovered with the help of coroner’s officials. White said detectives are in the process of identifying the victim.

But detectives say a preliminary investigation indicated that a crime had resulted from a feud between the victim and Galviz.


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Map: Approximate location of body shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times’ Mapping L.A.