05/20/2014 11:19 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Killing His Mother

Sacramento County Sheriff

A California man who hung up midway through a 911 call about an "altercation" with his mother has been arrested for her unexplained death.

Dispatchers in Sacramento County received a call from John David Matta, 53, at approximately 4:45 p.m., Sunday.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department:

The male on the telephone line reported he had an altercation with his mother at the residence and the line disconnected. When patrol deputies arrived, they found a 75-year old female deceased inside of the residence. Deputies detained the male family member who was the only other occupant and resident of the home.

Matta was arrested and booked at the Sacramento County Jail. The circumstances surrounding the altercation remain unknown.

The cause of death will be revealed later, the sheriff's department announced.

Anyone having information related to this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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