San Francisco Bay Area Violent Crime

Joseph Miller Arrested in Mexico for Alleged Murder of Alfred Perez in San Jose

An investigation into a homicide that took place in San Jose in 2016 led to the arrest of a 31-year-old man after he fled the country, according to San Jose police. Joseph Miller was taken into custody on Thursday for the murder of fellow San Jose resident Alfred Perez on Nov. 8, 2016, police said. At 7:38 p.m. that evening, police responded to the area of West Alma Avenue and Mastic Street on a report of several people involved in a fight.

Upon arrival, officers found Perez suffering from visible injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Miller was determined to be the suspect in November 2017, but police could not locate him and asked the public for help in determining his whereabouts.

A warrant was obtained for Miller’s arrest after San Jose police learned that he fled to Mexico. Last week, the U.S. Marshals Service and Mexican authorities aided San Jose police in apprehending Miller in Guadalajara. Miller was flown back to the U.S. and booked into Montgomery County Jail in Texas, according to police. He will remain in custody until he is handed back over to authorities in San Jose.

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