Police say murder suspect Juan Ramirez encased victim's body in concrete

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(CBS/AP) WHITTIER, Calif. - Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a 45-year-old man with murder after a body was found encased 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.

Ramirez was arrested shortly after the body of a man was found encased in a newly poured concrete floor inside a business in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. 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.