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Detectives Request Public Assistance from Los Angeles Area Residents in Montecito Home Invasion Murder Case

Montecito, Calif. – Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives are continuing their public outreach by sharing additional images related to the May 27, 2022 murder of Violet Evelyn Alberts with a focused request for information from Los Angeles area residents. Earlier this month, investigators released two images of a suspect vehicle along with a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Alberts’s murder.

Since our last press release, detectives have been following up on leads generated by the photos and request for information. Today, detectives are sharing new photos, extracted from a closed-circuit video camera along with a second request that members of the public reach out with any information they may have about the suspects associated with the pictured 2015-2018 white Porsche Cayenne. Detectives are specifically asking for assistance from Los Angeles area residents as they have discovered that the white Porsche traveled from Los Angeles to Montecito on the evening of the murder. Residents in the Los Angeles area that may have loaned or rented their 2015-2018 white Porsche Cayenne in May 2022 are encouraged to reach out to detectives.  Detectives are also encouraging Montecito residents to continue to check for any surveillance footage from May 2022 for this vehicle.


The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office is still offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for her murder. If you know the subject associated with this vehicle, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Bureau at (805) 681-4150. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact the Sheriff’s Office anonymous tipline at (805) 681-4171 or email

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