Detectives Arrest Man for Murdering his Mother


Fresno, July 18 (Punjab Mail)- Homicide detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 26 year old Jose Juan Mata for murder. He is in custody at the Fresno County Jail and has a bail amount of $1 million.
Around 7:30 am on May 20th, EMS was dispatched to a medical call at a home located on the 500 block of E. Britten Ave. in Fresno. Family members had gone there to visit 54 year old Maria Alcocer Elias and found her unconscious, with visible injuries. EMS arrived and declared her deceased. Due to trauma she had suffered, EMS requested Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies respond to the home. It was determined her death was a homicide, so detectives and members of our Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene. They worked together to collect evidence and speak with neighbors. Information developed lead detectives to identify Elias’ son, Jose Mata, as the primary suspect.
If you have additional information to help with this investigation, please contact Detective Ben Gonzalez at (559) 600-8206. You may also contact Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867 or You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.