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Body Found Encased in Cement at California Plumber’s Shop

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0  Updated at 4:23 am, January 2nd, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Comstock/Thinkstock(WHITTIER, Calif.) — The body of a man who police believe was murdered was found encased in freshly-poured concrete inside a California plumbing business.

Police in Whittier, Calif., said on Tuesday that they received information on Sunday about a possible homicide that had occurred in Santa Fe Springs.

“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 on Tuesday.

Whittier police and investigators from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, as well as cadaver dogs, went to the business Monday morning and searched the room, White said.  The cadaver dogs hit on something in one part of the room.  Workers broke open the concrete floor, and the body of a man was found there.

Police have not yet determined how old the man was or how he died.

Galviz was arrested in connection with the murder, which police believe stemmed from a feud, White said.

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