Man arrested, accused of murdering his mother in Fresno County

Fresno County homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found on Wednesday morning.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A man is in custody for the murder of his mother in Fresno County.

Sheriff's detectives arrested 26-year-old Jose Mata after 54-year-old Maria Elias was found unconscious inside her home on Britten Avenue back in May.

It happened near Cherry and Central Avenues, just south of Fresno, around 7:45 a.m.
Investigators say a woman's body was found with unspecified trauma believed to have been caused by another person.

Months later they have now linked Mata to his mother's death. A motive has not been released for Elias' murder.
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