Police were able to use modern technology to identify the man they allege was responsible for the 1981 murder of a California woman.
On the morning of Oct. 15, 1981, the body of Sonia Herok-Stone, a single mother who lived in Carmel with her 4-year-old daughter, was found dead in her home. The district attorney said the victim’s little girl was at school when the slaying happened.
The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office announced the victim’s former neighbor, Michael Scott Glazebrook, 65 of Seaside, has been charged with first-degree murder for Herok-Stone's death. He was previously arrested and tried for her killing in 1983, but the case against him was dismissed after a jury could not reach a unanimous decision during his trial.
In 2020, investigators reopened the cold case and conducted forensic testing on evidence collected during the investigation almost 40 years ago.
Glazebrook resubmitted his DNA to authorities, and on Aug. 14, testing results allegedly showed his genetic material was a match to that recovered at the crime scene, KPIX-TV reported.
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office booked Glazebrook into the Monterey County Jail on a first-degree murder charge. His bail was set at $1 million.