Detectives Release More Information on Murder of Elderly Montecito Woman

By the edhat staff

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has released more details regarding the suspect vehicle connected to the 2022 murder of an elderly Montecito woman.

Violet Evelyn Alberts, 96 and a longtime resident of Montecito, was found deceased in her residence on Park Lane on May 27, 2022.

Earlier this month, the Sheriff’s Office announced a $10,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Alberts’s murder. Additionally, photos of the suspect’s vehicle were released to the public. Now, detectives are asking for help from Los Angeles area residents. 

The Sheriff’s Office states detectives have been following up on leads generated by the earlier photo release and request for information. New photos have been released, 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 vehicle, suspected to be a 2015-2018 white Porsche Cayenne.

Detectives are specifically asking for assistance from Los Angeles area residents as they have discovered 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 Sheriff’s Office states. 

Prior to her murder, Alberts was the victim of fraud which was being investigated by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. The suspect involved in the fraud has been in custody since August 9, 2022. However, Detectives are still attempting to identify the suspect responsible for the murder.  

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, 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

Surveillance images of the Montecito homicide suspect’s vehicle (Provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office)



 May 28, 2022: Detectives Investigate Suspicious Death in Montecito

 July 22, 2022: Suspicious Montecito Death Ruled Homicide by Investigators

 June 5, 2023: Sheriff Announces Cash Reward for Information on Montecito Homicide

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