Letter From Michael and Ellen Mauro

Seventeen years ago we lost our wonderful son, Matthew Flores. Matt was a decorated Army first lieutenant, and was honorably discharged after serving in the Gulf War. He was shot and killed in the parking lot as he was arriving at his job at Applied Materials in Santa Clara. To this day, the case is unsolved.

The Santa Clara Police Department and the District Attorney’s office continue to pursue the investigation, for which we are deeply grateful. Applied Materials is generously offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

To solve this case, someone needs to step forward – a witness, someone who heard a rumor, anyone with any information.

As Matt’s parents, we’re appealing to your readers to please help if they can. Anyone with information should contact Sergeant Steve Hoesing at the City of Santa Clara Police Department at 408-615-4817. All calls will be kept confidential.