Huntley Husband Kills Wife

A press release from the Huntley Police Department:

Domestic Homicide Arrest

Victim: Carol S. Hartgraves (63 years of age)
10505 Longfield Drive, Huntley, IL

Edward Hartgraves

Edward Hartgraves

Defendant: Edward E. Hartgraves (64 years of age)
10505 Longfield Drive, Huntley, IL
Charged with First Degree Murder


Carol and Edward Hartgraves moved to 10505 Longfield Drive, Huntley in January of 2015.

They previously resided in Schaumburg and had at least one domestic incident in which Edward Hartgraves was arrested for battery in November of 2014.

The Huntley Police Department responded to the Longfield home on February 2, 2015 at approximately 6:37 PM and Carol reported that Edward was threatening her at the home.

Edward had an active Cook County Order of Protection against him and he was subsequently arrested for violating the Order.


On Friday March 20, 2015 at approximately 5:24 PM, the Huntley Police Department responded to a 911 call at 10505 Longfield Drive for a female that was bleeding from the chin.

10505 Longfield, Huntley

10505 Longfield, Hunltey, IL

The caller, later identified as Edward Hartgraves, and his wife Carol, were met with at the scene.

Carol was spoken to briefly but did not provide a detailed account at the time.

Carol was disoriented and transported to Centegra Hospital – Woodstock by the Huntley Fire Protection District.

Edward was taken into custody for Domestic Battery.

Upon further investigation at the hospital, it was learned that Carol required six stitches to her chin and was suffering from a broken humerus.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office was consulted on the preliminary findings of the case and

  • two counts of Aggravated Domestic Battery
  • two counts of Domestic Battery
  • one count of violation of an Order of Protection

were authorized.

Edward was processed and transported to the McHenry County Jail to await a bond hearing.

Edward later posted bond and was released from McHenry County Jail.

Despite receiving medical care at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock, Carol died on Monday, March 23 while still undergoing treatment at the hospital.

An autopsy was performed on Tuesday, March 24. Preliminary autopsy findings were discussed with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office and enhanced charges against Edward Hartgraves for

  • First Degree Murder

were authorized.

Edward was subsequently taken into custody.

Edward Hartgraves is currently being held in the McHenry County Jail on 5 million dollar bond.


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