Transient arrested in connection with dead body

DOWNEY - A 22-year-old transient has been arrested in connection with the dead body discovered Sunday in a shallow grave along the 105 Freeway in Downey.Bryan Petty was booked for homicide and is currently at L.A. County Jail. California Highway Patrol notified Downey detectives about the body Sunday at about 4:45 p.m. The grave was on the freeway embankment west of Lakewood Boulevard. Detectives believe the homicide occurred at the gravesite. An investigation led detectives to Petty, although authorities did not offer details. The L.A. County Coroner's office exhumed the body, which has not been officially identified. The victim is a male. Anyone with additional information on the case is asked to call Detective Mike Galindo at (562) 904-2326 or Detective Robert Del Rio at (562) 904-2324. Tips can be provided anonymously by calling (800) 222-TIPS or online at

********** Published: April 18, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 01