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Victim of mysterious South Coast murder identified as 96-year-old woman

Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the body of a man found on a Central Coast beach in January.
Ahmed Zayan
Authorities are now identifying a woman murdered in May in Montecito.

Authorities unable to find any living relatives of Montecito woman.

The victim of a mysterious murder in Santa Barbara County has been identified as a 96-year-old woman.

The body of Violet Evelyn Alberts was found in her Park Lane home in Montecito on May 27. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives aren’t talking about the cause of death, or the status of the investigation.

Investigators were also unable to find any relatives of the victim.

The Santa Barbara County Public Administrator’s Office is handling issues related to her estate.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.