Husband arrested in death of Hanover County woman found murdered in yard

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Harshadkumar Jadav, whose wife was found murdered in Hanover County more than a week ago, has been arrested and charged with her death.

Early Labor Day morning, the body of 30-year-old Reena Jadav was found in a yard near her home off of Colony Bee Place in Mechanicsville. She was suffering from obvious signs of trauma and pronounced dead at the scene.


Twice in the past week authorities executed warrants to search the couple’s home. They also seized and searched H. Jadav’s vehicle.

What evidence sheriff’s deputies found remains unknown, but they confirm that H. Jadav was taken into custody on Monday.

“I am extremely proud of our investigative team and the countless hours they have invested in this case,” Sheriff Colonel David R. Hines said in a release. “We would also like to thank the community for their patience and support throughout this process. Although an arrest has been made, investigators continue to identify evidence in an effort to ensure support of a successful prosecution.”

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