A reader alerted me that the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office had posted that Michael Scott Glazebrook had been arrested August 15, 2021. He is held on 1 mio bond.
This has to be in connection to the 1981 murder of Sonia Carmen Herok Stone. However, as there is nothing else in the media we will wait and see.
UPDATE: just after posting on DCC the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office made this public:
“In late 2020, Detectives at the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and Deputy District Attorney Matt L’Heureux re-examined the Stone case.
They soon discovered that there were several pieces of evidence in the case file that could likely be tested using modern DNA technology.
The items were sent to theDepartment of Justice DNA lab for testing. Detectives also obtained a search warrant for a new sample of Glazebrook’s DNA.
Glazebrook was not hard to find as he still lives and works in Monterey County.
Earlier this month we were informed that evidence from the Stone crime scene was a match to Glazebrook’s DNA profile.
Anyone with information about the Stone case or Michael Glazebrook is asked to call Detective Arras Wilson at 831-755-7203 or Detective Sergeant Bryan Hoskins at 831-755-3773.”
Sonia Carmen Herok Stone (May 27, 1951 – October 15, 1981) was strangled to death.
Sonia appeared to be sexually assaulted. She was sprawled on the floor with her purse and the content spilled near her body. She was only partially dressed and strangled with a pair of pantyhose found wrapped around her neck. During the first trial, experts’ opinion were divided as to sexual assault.
There were signs of a forced entry, possibly a struggle. It wasn’t specified what exactly was stolen and which entrees were forced.
Michael Scott Glazebrook stood trial twice for Sonia’s murder. You can read all about that here.
At the time, Glazebrook had a scratch on his face. There are several explanations as to how he got this scratch. The credibility of witness reports about that scratch plagued the prosecution. However, also what he told others about the day that the crime occurred, his whereabouts, etc. was unclear. What was stated on paper was not what was said on the witness stand.
To make matters worse, investigators said that they had destroyed their original outline-style notes after they typed up the interview reports. In other word, there was no way to check back what was said, what the officer wrote down, before it got all typed into a statement.
My guess is that with modern technology, the authorities have finally found hard evidence. But, as I said, we have to wait and see.
UPDATE: they did indeed find DNA that matched Glazebrook.
Rest in peace, Sonia Carmen Herok Stone.