Police are working to identify a body found encased in newly-poured concrete at an air conditioning business in Santa Fe Springs, a city in Los Angeles, California.
Police from the nearby city of Whittier said that they received information on Sunday from a tipster about a possible homicide in the area. Although the body has yet to be identified, authorities have already arrested Juan Alberto Galviz, 35, in connection with the homicide.
Galviz’s bail is reportedly set at $1,007,500.
“Detectives did some follow-up research and were able to make contact with a man named Juan Alberto Galviz on Sunday evening, and after some more investigation, determined that a homicide had occurred. He was placed under arrest, and we obtained a search warrant,” community relations officer Brad White said Monday, as reported by ABC News.
The body was discovered in a joint investigation between Whittier police and investigators from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. With the help of trained cadaver dogs, authorities discovered that a body had apparently been hidden in recently-poured concrete.
Investigators broke up the concrete and were successfully able to excavate the body. Although the body was found under concrete that was recently poured, White says that police are unable to determine when the homicide took place.
Authorities say that the homicide likely resulted from a feud between the victim and Galviz. Speaking to The Lead Type, police captain Aviv Bar said that no one else is being considered in connection to the homicide.
“We’re not concerned about a threat to public safety because we’re no longer looking for anyone else,” Bar said.
If you have any information, you’re urged to call Santa Fe Springs officer White at (562) 244-0045, or Captain Bar at (562) 567-9265.