Real Name: Matthew Flores
Nicknames: Matt Flores
Location: Silicon Valley, California
Date: March 24, 1994
CaseEditDetails: Matt Flores was a successful military officer starting a job in the Silicon Valley with his wife, Denise, and newborn daughter, Danielle. On March 24, 1994, on his ninth day at his new job, he arrived at work at around 8:12 am, Matt arrived at work and parked his car. He was then murdered execution-style by an unknown party as he got out of his car and was found by a woman sitting in a car nearby. Amazingly, despite a total of 20 people in the parking lot at the time, not one person saw Matt's killer. Authorities found that Matt had no known enemies and no reason to have been killed. Police were at a standstill when they learned that his murder occured in a security camera's blind spot. However, it did capture an unidentified two door Ford Explorer entering the parking lot twenty minutes before the shooting. A few seconds later, a two door Ford Probe, similar to Matt's, was followed by the Ford Explorer. A few minutes later, the Explorer exited the parking lot. Then, four minutes before the shooting, the Explorer re-entered the parking lot and went in the direction of where the shooting occurred. At 8:12am, Matt and the female eyewitness entered the parking lot. Just after the shooting, the Ford Explorer left the parking lot, never to be seen again. Police believe that he was a victim of mistaken identity, and that the driver of the car was planning on killing a man driving the same type as his. It has never been identified and the case has never been solved. A $100,000 reward is being offered in this case.
Suspects: The car that police are looking for is a two door sport modeled Ford Explorer manufactured between 1991 and 1994. It has a distinctive black trim on its lower panels. The color is not black, white, dark green, or dark blue.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 27, 1995 episode.
- Matt Flores at Unsolved.com
- Article about Matt Flores Murder
- 2016 Article 22 year old Murder Mystery
- Matt Flores at Find a Grave