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Coroner’s Bureau Releases Name of Homicide Victim

Montecito, Calif. – The Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau is releasing the name of the homicide victim from the investigation that began on Friday, May 27, 2022, in the 900-block of Park Lane. The decedent is 96-year-old Violet Evelyn Alberts. As part of the coroner’s investigation, detectives worked to locate a next-of-kin for the decedent to no avail and transferred the case to the Santa Barbara County Public Administrator’s Office yesterday.

Sheriff’s detectives are continuing their homicide investigation. The cause of death is included in that investigation and is not yet available for release. Sheriff’s detectives do not have any additional information available for release regarding the progress of their ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information that would assist investigators is asked to please contact the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division by calling (805)681-4150. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can provide information by calling our tip line at (805)681-4171 or online at

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