Darren Deon Vann, 43, is charged with the murder of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy, but police have said he has confessed to killing at least six other women in northwest Indiana, and might have killed women in other states as well.
Families of the Gary murder victims are showing their grief and their frustration with a police response to a missing loved, reports CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.
Part of the search for more victims in Gary includes the tedious process of reviewing past missing persons reports.
A decade ago, before he became known as a suspected serial killer, Darren Vann was an abuser of women, who at one point threatened to set himself and his girlfriend on fire.
A convicted sex offender was expected in court Wednesday, charged with killing one of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend.
Selena Strong, 26, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, two counts of neglect of a dependent, and battery in the death of Brandon Dillon, who was found dead Sept. 30 on an air mattress in the apartment where he lived with Strong, her husband, Bernard Dillon, 37, Brandon’s twin sister and infant sister.
Were there warning signs that Darren Vann would kill a series of female victims? CBS 2’s Pam Zekman looks at his long criminal history.
A convicted sex offender who allegedly confessed to at least seven murders in northwest Indiana has told police his crimes date back as long as two decades.
On the run for 17 years, a fugitive motorcycle gang member from Gary has been recaptured near the Mexican border.
By the end of the week, an embarrassing symbol of blight will have vanished from the skyline in Gary, Indiana where it has stood brooding over City Hall for twenty years, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
By his parents’ account, 22-month-old Brandon Dillon was beaten several times a day — with belts, toys, even an iron, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
A 20-year-old man died Saturday night after he was shot multiple times in northwest Indiana.
Craig Anderson, 19, was shot at his home in the 2400 block of Prospect Street, according to the Lake County (Ind.) Coroner’s office.
The fire comes one day after county commissioners and council members in a joint meeting decided to bond $12 million for Department of Justice-mandated repairs at the jail, road and bridge work, and maintenance and repairs at various county buildings, including the courthouse.
The sounds of saws and hammers have filled the air this week along the street in Gary where pop idol Michael Jackson grew up in advance of a three-day festival marking his birthday.
Gerald Mathews was found shot and killed about 11:50 p.m. in the 1400 block of East 36th Avenue in Gary, Ind., the Lake County Coroner’s office said in a statement.
The woman was lying in a pool of blood and investigators noticed a trail of blood from a nearby wooded area.
Witnesses said a Dodge Charger went around the crossing gates along Lake Street near Miller Avenue, then was hit by a CSX freight train and dragged about 50 yards.
The 17-year old daughter of a veteran United Airlines Flight Attendant whose body was discovered in the trunk of her car in Gary now stands charged with her murder, reports WBBm’s Kimberly Easton.
Right after Antonio Tolbert’s family learned he had been murdered, they rushed to the body shop he owned in Gary. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.