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(408) 792-2469     $100,000 REWARD OFFERED FOR PUBLIC’S HELP SOLVING 1994 UNSOLVED SANTA CLARA MURDER     District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, and Santa Clara Police Chief Michael Sellers announced today a recently reissued $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Matthew Flores’ killer.   The reward, offered by Flores’ employer, Applied Materials, was announced during the multi-agency event held at the Santa Clara Police Department.    “Someone out there may have that thread of information that will help us unravel this mystery,” DA Rosen said. “$100,000 is a lot of money for a name. For Matthew Flores’ family that name means justice, and justice is priceless.”   On the morning of March 24, 1994, Flores, 26, parked his rented white four-door Chevy Corsica at Applied Materials in Santa Clara. Flores, a former military officer, was shot and killed at point blank range while getting out of the vehicle. A surveillance video shows an early 1990’s two-door Ford Explorer following a white car in the parking lot.   “It can be easy to let these sorts of cases slip into the background,” Supervisor Simitian said. “But we should remember that to Matt’s friends and family, this case is just as important today as it was more than twenty years ago. And I’m gratified that the DA, the police, and Matt’s former employer all feel the same way.”   If anyone has any information about the murder of Matthew Flores, please contact the Santa Clara Police Department Tip Line at (408) 241-9495.   ###  

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