Man Charged With Killing Man, Encasing Body In Concrete

WHITTIER (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a 45-year-old man with murder in the case of a body found in concrete at a heating and air conditioning business.

Juan Manuel Ramirez, also known as Juan Alberto Galviz, appeared in court Wednesday, but his arraignment was postponed until Jan. 23.

He was arrested shortly after the body of a man was found encased in a newly poured concrete floor inside the business in Santa Fe Springs. Following a phone tip, Whittier police used cadaver dogs to locate the body and a coroner’s excavation team retrieved it Monday.

Prosecutors have withheld the victim’s name because his family has not been notified.

Ramirez is also charged with special allegation that he personally discharged a shotgun. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.

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