Phot0: Joseph Miller
SAN JOSE – The SJPD announced the arrest of a wanted murder suspect found in Mexico. The man spent approximately 17 months on the run from police.
The suspect, 31-year-old Joseph Miller had severely beaten 51-year-old Alfred Perez. The fight occurred on the sidewalk near Alma and Mastic Street in November of 2016. According to Officer Gina Tepoorten, “SJPD’s Homicide Unit led to the identification of Miller as the person responsible for the murder.”
Police believe that soon after the killing of Perez, Miller consequently fled to Mexico to escape arrest for the murder. They obtained a warrant for his Miller’s arrest. Tepoorten said, “Detectives have been working with the United States Marshals Service on locating and apprehending him.”
On May 10 the SJPD, with the United States Marshal Service and Mexican authorities, located Miller and arrested him in Guadalajara. Authorities flew Miller back to the United States and took him to the Montgomery County Jail in Texas. Tepoorten said, “Miller will remain in custody there until he is extradited back to San Jose.”
The SJPD asks anyone with information to contact Detective Sergeant John Barg or Detective Wayne Smith at 408-277-5283.
Anonymous callers may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the “Submit a Tip” link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.