Darren Vann Confesses Murders; Police Find Seven Bodies In Indiana
Darren Vann, a 43-year-old man from Gary, Ind., confessed to killing a woman found in a Motel 6 and a number of other women whose bodies police have since found.
Serial Killer In Indiana?
Vann was taken into custody on Saturday when he became a suspect in the strangulation death of 19-year-old woman Afrikka Hardy at a Motel 6 off Interstate 80, according to CNN. “The search warrant was executed not at the residence of the suspect but at a location near to the reported suspect's home in Gary," Hammond Police Department’s Richard Hoyda said in a statement. In Vann’s confession he led detectives to “several other female victims of homicide.”
Three women were found in three separate abandoned homes on Saturday, according to Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. On Sunday, three more bodies were located. Of the six bodies, one has been identified as 35-year-old Anith Jones, who had been missing since Oct. 8.
He "continues to provide information of possible locations, not just in Gary but in other parts of northwest Indiana," said Freeman-Wilson. "It's quite possible that there may be more victims.”
Vann has yet to be officially charged in any of the murders. He is a convicted sex offender from Austin, Tex., and has another conviction from Lake County, Ind. He remains in police custody.