Husband accused of murdering Mara Harvey allegedly waited until she finished work, sent work emails

Mara and Anthony Harvey (pictured) were franchisees of Jim's Mowing, with emails revealing that offers were emailed to customers a few hours before the alleged murder.

The mother of three, Mara Harvey, was killed a few minutes after her night shift at a local Coles ended, the police claim.

Mrs. Harvey, 41, was returning to her home in the suburb of Inglewood, just outside of Perth, from her changing shelves in a Coles store around 11:00 p.m. from September 3.

Her husband, Anthony Harvey, 24, allegedly murdered her and her three daughters shortly after arriving home.

The Coles, where Mrs. Harvey worked, is only three minutes drive from her home on Coode Street.

Mara and Anthony Harvey (pictured) were franchisees of Jim's Mowing, with emails revealing that offers were emailed to customers a few hours before the alleged murder.

Mara and Anthony Harvey (pictured) were franchisees of Jim's Mowing, with emails revealing that offers were emailed to customers a few hours before the alleged murder.

The neighbors have been devastated by the alleged murders, which saw the death of the couple's beautiful girls, Charlotte, 3, Beatrix and Alice, 2, and their mother and grandmother, Beverley Quinn, 74.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey had a Jim & # 39; s Mowing franchise.

Mrs. Harvey's friend told Fairfax Media on Wednesday that the 41-year-old woman had financially supported her husband while they started the company.

Harvey seemed to continue with his business as usual in emails sent from his work email hours before the alleged murder.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey signed the appointments sent to the couple's clients at 6.21 p.m. and at 6.37 p.m. on September 3.

Mara Harvey, represented in green, was allegedly killed a few minutes after finishing the job.

Mara Harvey, represented in green, was allegedly killed a few minutes after finishing the job.

Mara Harvey, represented in green, was allegedly killed a few minutes after finishing the job.

Harvey allegedly murdered his mother-in-law, Beverley Quinn (pictured right), 74, when he arrived the next morning to help prepare the children for the day.

Harvey allegedly murdered his mother-in-law, Beverley Quinn (pictured right), 74, when he arrived the next morning to help prepare the children for the day.

Harvey allegedly murdered his mother-in-law, Beverley Quinn (pictured right), 74, when he arrived the next morning to help prepare the children for the day.

Police claim Charlotte (left), 3, and Beatrix and Alice (second left, right), 2, his mother Mara, 41, and his grandmother, Beverley Quinn, 74, were allegedly killed by Anthony Harvey

Police claim Charlotte (left), 3, and Beatrix and Alice (second left, right), 2, his mother Mara, 41, and his grandmother, Beverley Quinn, 74, were allegedly killed by Anthony Harvey

Police claim Charlotte (left), 3, and Beatrix and Alice (second left, right), 2, his mother Mara, 41, and his grandmother, Beverley Quinn, 74, were allegedly killed by Anthony Harvey

The backyard (pictured) where Anthony Robert Harvey, his wife Mara and their three children celebrated Father's Day, only 24 hours before Harvey allegedly murdered them all.

The backyard (pictured) where Anthony Robert Harvey, his wife Mara and their three children celebrated Father's Day, only 24 hours before Harvey allegedly murdered them all.

The backyard (pictured) where Anthony Robert Harvey, his wife Mara and their three children celebrated Father's Day, only 24 hours before Harvey allegedly murdered them all.

Residents of Perth's suburban family remembered hearing the children "laughing and playing" in the yard one day before they were supposedly killed (pictured)

Residents of Perth's suburban family remembered hearing the children "laughing and playing" in the yard one day before they were supposedly killed (pictured)

Residents of Perth's suburban family remembered hearing the children "laughing and playing" in the yard one day before they were supposedly killed (pictured)

"Everything seemed normal, we said hello and they were playing happily in the backyard," said neighbor Richard Fairbrother (in the photo there are floral tributes outside the house)

The suburban family of Perth recalled hearing the children "laughing and playing" in the yard one day before they were allegedly beaten to death.

"We had someone taking care of our house who said everything seemed normal … they said they heard the children and their parents playing a lot in the backyard on Sunday, which was Father's Day," said neighbor Richard Fairbrother.

They had lunch, they played in the sun and the children ran between a back swing and a slippery bathroom, neighbors said.

But the next morning, police alleged that Mr. Harvey murdered his wife and daughters inside the Bedford house with a blunt object and knives.

He allegedly murdered Mrs. Harvey's mother, Beverley Quinn, 74, when she arrived the next morning to help prepare the children for the day, as she did most mornings.

Apparently, Harvey stayed in the house with the five corpses for up to six days before driving 1,500 km to Pannawonica, where he then turned to the police.

The neighbors of Coode Street said they remember seeing Harvey's Toyota Landcruiser going to and from the house during the week, until Thursday.

If he continued his Jim mowing work that week is not known.

Fairbrother said that Mr. Harvey sometimes complained about money problems and the difficulties of owning his own business.

On Father's Day, the Harveys had lunch, played in the sun and the children ran between a swing in the backyard and a slippery dip, neighbors said (in the photo is the backyard)

On Father's Day, the Harveys had lunch, played in the sun and the children ran between a swing in the backyard and a slippery dip, neighbors said (in the photo is the backyard)

On Father's Day, the Harveys had lunch, played in the sun and the children ran between a swing in the backyard and a slippery dip, neighbors said (in the photo is the backyard)

& # 39; Your loss is a matter of great pain, your pain and anguish can not even [be] imagined, a letter left outside the family home Harvey read (pictured)

& # 39; Your loss is a matter of great pain, your pain and anguish can not even [be] imagined, a letter left outside the family home Harvey read (pictured)

& # 39; Your loss is a matter of great pain, your pain and anguish can not even [be] imagined, a letter left outside the family home Harvey read (pictured)

Outside the family home, the floral tributes (in the photo) continue to grow as people stop to pay their respects.

Outside the family home, the floral tributes (in the photo) continue to grow as people stop to pay their respects.

Outside the family home, the floral tributes (in the photo) continue to grow as people stop to pay their respects.

The police claim that Mr. Harvey murdered his wife, daughters and mother-in-law inside the Bedford house with a blunt object and knives & # 39; (Pictured are Anthony and Mara)

The police claim that Mr. Harvey murdered his wife, daughters and mother-in-law inside the Bedford house with a blunt object and knives & # 39; (Pictured are Anthony and Mara)

The police claim that Mr. Harvey murdered his wife, daughters and mother-in-law inside the Bedford house with a blunt object and knives & # 39; (Pictured are Anthony and Mara)

For the past nine months, Ms. Harvey had been struggling to sell an investment unit she owned in a nearby suburb, possibly to alleviate her financial problems.

The unit, in Maylands, which it bought in 2005 for $ 125,000, had been in the market since January.

"You will be impressed with this 2 bedroom unit carefully presented on the first floor and in the back of the complex, nice and quiet," says the real estate ad.

"The renovated kitchen has gas appliances, a nice sunny lounge, a dining room and a renovated bathroom."

It also has a second investment unit in the same suburb, which it bought in 2010 for $ 265,000, and is currently rented.

Harvey allegedly murdered his mother-in-law, Beverley Quinn (pictured), 74, when he arrived the next morning to help prepare the children for the day.

Harvey allegedly murdered his mother-in-law, Beverley Quinn (pictured), 74, when he arrived the next morning to help prepare the children for the day.

Harvey allegedly murdered his mother-in-law, Beverley Quinn (pictured), 74, when he arrived the next morning to help prepare the children for the day.

For the past nine months, Ms. Harvey had been struggling to sell an investment unit (pictured is the construction unit) that she owned in a nearby suburb, possibly to alleviate her financial problems.

For the past nine months, Ms. Harvey had been struggling to sell an investment unit (pictured is the construction unit) that she owned in a nearby suburb, possibly to alleviate her financial problems.

For the past nine months, Ms. Harvey had been struggling to sell an investment unit (pictured is the construction unit) that she owned in a nearby suburb, possibly to alleviate her financial problems.

Jim Penman, general manager of Jim Mowing, said they had problems for Mr. Harvey to return the phone calls, but he was not aware of Harvey's financial problems.

"Anthony was a well-respected and beloved franchisee who had shown no signs of financial or emotional problems in the many contacts we had with him in recent months," he said.

"The only suggestion of problems was his failure on several occasions to answer phone calls, made as part of our effort to maintain regular contact with the franchisees."

Mr. Fairbrother and his partner Rebecca Della recalled the last conversation they had with the Harveys before the alleged murder, when they returned a ball that had left the fence.

"I went several times, the last one last month, and they always seemed very close and they were always together.

"It's pretty shocking."

Ms. Della also said that she never saw signs of tension or cracks in the couple's relationship.

"Even the week before, they seemed happy and happy, I never heard them fight," he said.

"They were quiet, except for their children who always played in the backyard." We never expected something to be wrong. "

Outside the family home, floral tributes continue to grow, as people stop to pay their respects.

& # 39; Your loss is a matter of great pain, your pain and anguish can not even [be] imagined, a letter read.

"Our love and our thoughts are with you and your family."

Vince Garcia said he was so shocked and angry about the killings that he felt compelled to leave a bouquet of flowers.

& # 39; My heart is broken. I could not believe it when I heard it on the radio, "he said.

& # 39; I have two children, so it really comes home. It's hard to put into words how devastated I am for them. "

The unit in Maylands (pictured), which Ms. Harvey bought in 2005 for $ 125,000, had been in the market since January

The unit in Maylands (pictured), which Ms. Harvey bought in 2005 for $ 125,000, had been in the market since January

The unit in Maylands (pictured), which Ms. Harvey bought in 2005 for $ 125,000, had been in the market since January

Friends and former colleagues of Mara and Beverley also paid homage to two loving mothers who worshiped their children.

Bev and Mara are the kindest souls. I crumble every time I think about how they happened, "said one.

The old friend of the family said that they were affectionate people who would help everyone.

A member of the public leaves flowers outside the house of the Harvey family after the massacre

A member of the public leaves flowers outside the house of the Harvey family after the massacre

A member of the public leaves flowers outside the house of the Harvey family after the massacre

Bev wove and wove a lot. She would be doing things all the time. Bev was very talented in the artisanal way, "he said.

& # 39; She was a dedicated mother and grandmother. Bev led Morley Elementary School's lunchroom to be as close as possible to the education of his daughters.

Mara's former mining colleague, Bjorn Karason, said: "She was a wonderful person, attentive and with a fabulous outlook on life.

"I had a broken sense of humor and I valued the time I worked with her tremendously."

Flowers left by a member of the public are seen outside a property on Coode Street, Bedford

Flowers left by a member of the public are seen outside a property on Coode Street, Bedford

Flowers left by a member of the public are seen outside a property on Coode Street, Bedford

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