Man charged with murder after woman found dead, lying on the grass in Hickory

- The Hickory Police Department has charged a man with murder after a woman was found dead, lying on the grass near a local home. 

Police arrested and charged Glen McQuay Jr., 54, with the murder of Stephanie Charlene Harvey. McQuay is currently being held without bond.

Officers said at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday, June 8 they were called to 421 2nd Street SW in reference to a civil disturbance.

Upon arrival, police discovered Harvey, 50, lying in the grass on the north side of the house. 

Harvey appeared to have suffered severe burns to her upper body and was pronounced dead on scene.

At this time police said this incident is being investigated as a possible domestic homicide. 

Police are currently attempting to locate a person of interest in the case. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Hickory Police Department at 328-5551.    



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