A man is in custThe suspected killer of a woman whose body was found at a Whittier apartment complex has been arrested.

A man is in custody Wednesday on suspicion of killing a woman whose body was found at the Whittier apartment complex where she lived.

Rafael Castillo, 56, was arrested on suspicion of homicide Tuesday night, according to Whittier police, but the details of the crime were not immediately available. He was earlier named a person of interest in the investigation.

Officers sent to the 11700 block of Floral Avenue about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in response to a report of a “man down” found the body of Sandra Polanco, 54, according to the coroner’s office and Whittier police Officer John Scoggins.

An autopsy was pending to determine the cause of death.

“At this time, the Whittier Police Investigations Bureau is handling the case as a suspicious death,” Scoggins said.

—City News Service

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