‘Feud’ behind man’s body found encased in concrete, police say

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Police believe a man whose body was found in newly poured concrete inside a Santa Fe Springs business was killed by an associate.

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 say a preliminary investigation indicated that a crime had resulted from ‘a feud’ between the victim, who was not identified, and Galviz.

Officials did not reveal more information or say the nature of the relationship between the two men.

Detectives and coroner’s officials found the body after initially going to a another 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.


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