Woman found dead at Hickory Hills Apartments, suspect turns himself in

Steven J. Ives
Posted at 10:07 AM, Feb 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-18 05:26:39-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A man is facing charges as the investigation of a death at a Tallahassee apartment complex continues.

The body of 45-year-old Mary Scurry was discovered early Monday morning at Hickory Hills Apartments on Jackson Bluff Road. Deputies say that her body was found in a pool side bathroom at the complex.

At 2:40 a.m. that same morning, 24-year-old Steven Ives turned himself in to the Leon County Sheriff's Office. Ives reportedly showed up with blood on his clothes and told deputies that he'd done something “bad” but would not elaborate. Officials say that Ives also mentioned the bathroom at the apartment complex, where Scurry's body was found.

As detectives investigated the scene of the crime by interviewing people and collecting evidence, they say they discovered that Ives had been arguing with Scurry earlier in the evening.

Court records show that Curry obtained an Injunction for Protection against Domestic Violence on January 14, 2013. Ives was served with that protection order three days later.

Ives was taken to the county jail.He's charged with murder and aggravated stalking.

An autopsy is scheduled on Tuesday, February 18.