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By Lake County Sheriff's Office


Darren Deon Vann


Born March 21, 1971, Darren Vann is a suspected serial killer from Gary, Indiana.  He was arrested for the murder of Afrikka Hardy, 19, found strangled in a Motel bathtub on October 17th 2014.

Over the next few days, Vann confessed to killing six other women, their bodies left in some of the 10000 abandoned buildings that are scattered throughout Gary.

Not much is known about Vann’s background, though he spent 5 years in jail in Texas from 2008 to 2013 for sexual assault.

The prosecution is holding out for six death penalties.  In November 2016, the Judge presiding over the case denied a motion by Vann’s attorneys to find Indiana’s death penalty unconstitutional.


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