Wadsworth Resident Charged with Murder of Cousin After Woman Found Dead in a Wheelbarrow

Quentin V. Harvell, charged with murder (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office)
Quentin V. Harvell, charged with murder (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff’s Office).

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2023 for a check on wellbeing call to a residence in the 13100 block of West Shenandoah Trail in Wadsworth. The caller was a relative of Monica T. Green, 47, who lives at the residence. The caller was supposed to pick Green up for an appointment, however Green was not answering the doorbell or her telephone. While in the driveway, Green’s cousin, Quentin V. Harvell, 27, who also resides at the same address, informed the caller that Green was not home. The caller found that odd, as Green had no method of transportation.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and spoke to the caller. While at the scene, Harvell exited and spoke with sheriff’s deputies. While speaking with sheriff’s deputies, they noticed dry blood on Harvell’s arms. Harvell was detained and sheriff’s deputies conducted a protective sweep of the residence, where they located blood inside the home. Sheriff’s deputies also located a shovel near a rear door. Sheriff’s deputies continued their sweep outside and located Green, deceased in a wheelbarrow, near a tree line in the rear of the property. Green appeared to have several sharp-force injuries and cuts on her body.

Sheriff’s detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence and located numerous items of evidence, including a knife with what appeared to have fresh blood on it. Harvell was transported to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

— Lake County Sheriff’s Office

After reviewing the facts and circumstances with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Harvell was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Harvell remains held in the Lake County Jail pending an initial court hearing Thursday morning, January 12, 2023.

Sheriff John D. Idleburg said, “We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Monica. I applaud the fast actions taken by our first-responding sheriff’s deputies and the investigation conducted by our detectives, resulting in the offender being arrested and charged quickly.”



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