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Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Police Using Suspected Serial Killer’s Cell Phone Records To Track Movements

Investigators in northwest Indiana have begun using suspected serial killer Darren Vann’s cell phone records, in an effort to track his movements before his arrest.

10/23/2014

Kristine Williams with her father Bruce on Thanksgiving in 2012. (Family provided photo)

Father Of Gary Murder Victim Says Pain Will Continue Even If Suspected Killer Gets Death Penalty

As the search for more bodies continues– the families of the identified victims are trying to work through their grief.

10/22/2014

Anith Jones, one of at least seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend. (Credit: Gary Police)

Suspected Serial Killer Charged With Second Woman’s Murder

Wednesday afternoon, 43-year-old Darren Vann was charged with strangling 35-year-old Anith Jones, whose body was among six found in vacant buildings in Gary, Indiana, over the weekend.

10/22/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Hammond Police)

Suspected Serial Killer Refuses To Answer Judge, Hearing Delayed One Week

An initial court appearance for suspected serial killer Darren Vann was delayed one week, after Vann refused to speak in court on Wednesday.

10/22/2014

Afrikka Hardy (Credit: Facebook)

Families Mourn Gary Murder Victims

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.

10/21/2014

Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Gary Murders Raise Questions About Missing Persons Reports

Part of the search for more victims in Gary includes the tedious process of reviewing past missing persons reports.

10/21/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Hammond Police)

Darren Vann A Possible Suspect In North Carolina Murder 22 Years Ago

Police detectives in North Carolina tell WBBM they are looking at Darren Vann as a possible suspect in an unsolved murder from 22 years ago.

10/21/2014

Aaron Smith (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suspect Charged With Beating Tennessee Man To Death

Aaron Smith, 28, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 27-year-old Anthony Morris, according to Chicago Police.

10/21/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Suspected Serial Killer Due In Court Wednesday; Police Search For More Possible Victims

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.

10/21/2014

Selena Strong

Mom Pleads Not Guilty In Brutal Death Of Gary Toddler

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.

10/21/2014

Billy Varner (Lake County Jail booking photo)

Antioch Man Who Fled State After Killing Wife, Mother Pleads Guilty

A north suburban man pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the deaths of his wife and mother.

10/20/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Convicted Sex Offender Charged In Murder Of Woman In Hammond, Suspected In 6 Other Deaths

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.

10/20/2014

Murder victim Nailah Franklin (supplied photo)

Seven Years After Murder, Victim’s Family Still Waiting For Justice

Reginald Potts was arrested just three months after the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend Nailah Franklin in 2007. He’s yet to go to trial. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

10/17/2014

Jake Tate, Daniel Morris and Todd Cooper. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Three Charged With Murder Of Man Found In Dumpster

Three men have been charged with murder for the death of a still-unidentified man found beaten and strangled in a Dumpster on the Northwest Side on Tuesday morning.

10/17/2014

John "Fuzzy" Atkins. (Family provided photo.)

Suburban Mother Afraid She’s Being Targeted By Son’s Killers

A year after her son was murdered, a south suburban woman still lives in fear. She’s afraid two of his killers are targeting her.

10/15/2014

John Wilson Jr. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Ex-Con Gets 160 Years For Murder Of Suburban Teen

A jury in September found John Wilson Jr. guilty in the murder of Kelli O’Laughlin. Prosecutors said the 14-year-old Lyons Township High School freshman interrupted Wilson as he was burglarizing her Indian Head Park home.

10/10/2014

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Man Found Dead In Vacant West Garfield Park Home

About 10:50 p.m., officers found the 37-year-old lying face-down in a pool of blood inside the home in the 4300 block of West Lexington Street, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

10/09/2014

Clarence Sams (Credit: Chicago Police)

Second Man Charged With Murder Of Elderly Barber

Clarence Sams, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery, in connection with the death of 88-year-old Arthur Hearn.

10/08/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Second Defendant Convicted In Joliet Double Murder

Joshua Miner, 26, was charged with the murders of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover, both 22, whose bodies were found by police Jan. 10, 2013 on the second floor of a home at 1121 N. Hickory St. His sentencing is set for Nov. 12. He faces a mandatory term of life in prison.

10/08/2014

Dahvie Holmes (Credit: Chicago Police)

Second Suspect Charged In South Shore Murder

Dahvie Holmes, 20, of the 7600 block of South South Shore Drive, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the Sept. 30 shooting death of 16-year-old Camerion Blair, authorities said.

10/08/2014

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