Homicide Victim Named
The sheriffs have released the name of the victim from the homicide on the 900 block of Park Lane in May – 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 SBSheriff.org.