"This case is an example of the passion detectives have for solving cases in which a suspected killer has roamed the streets, as well as the exceptional work done by criminalists at the California Department of Justice. As technology advances, detectives are going back, reopening cases, and calling upon the expertise of criminalist in California DOJ labs." - CSLEA President Alan Barcelona
MONTEREY COUNTY - On August 14, 2021, Monterey County Sheriff's deputies arrested Michael Scott Glazebrook, 65, for the October 15, 1981 murder of Sonia Carmen Herok Stone, 30, of Carmel Point . Stone was a single mother, living alone with her young daughter at the time of her death.
Following the murder of Stone, detectives worked the case and soon identified a suspect, Michael Scott Glazebrook, who was 25 years old at the time and Stone’s neighbor. The case went to trial in 1983 and resulted in a hung jury. As a result, the district attorney’s office decided not to retry the case.
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 the California Department of Justice DNA lab for testing. Detectives also obtained a search warrant for a new sample of Glazebrook’s DNA. Glazebrook is still living and working in Monterey County.
In early August, California DOJ informed detectives that evidence from the Stone crime scene was a match to Glazebrook’s DNA profile.
On August 14, 2021, detectives conducted surveillance at Glazebrook’s residence in the City of Seaside. At about 8:00 p.m., when he drove away from his home, Glazebrook was stopped and taken into custody without incident. The now 65-year-old suspect was booked into the Monterey County Jail on a warrant for murder and his bail was set at $1,000,000.