Crime & Courts

Woman’s burned body found in Hickory, man arrested

Glen McQuay Jr.
Glen McQuay Jr. Hickory Police Department

Police charged a man with murder in the death of a woman whose burned body was found outside a home in Hickory.

The body of Stephanie Charlene Harvey, 50, was found in grass outside a home in the 400 block of Second Street SW.

Harvey had severe burns on her upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police went to the home about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in response to a call of a disturbance.

On Thursday, police announced the arrest of Glen McQuay Jr., 54, of Hickory. He was jailed without bail.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak