VIDEO: Alleged serial killer Darren Deon Vann charged in Hammond Murder

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A man is charged in one of seven murders in Northwest Indiana.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Darren Deon Vann, 43, of Gary, Ind., allegedly confessed to the murders of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in northwest Indiana. Officials said the alleged serial killer could have more victims.

Police said Vann confessed to the murder of Afrikka Hardy, 19. Her body was found at 9:30 p.m. Friday in Hammond, Ind., at a Motel 6, located in the 3800-block of 179th Street. She had arranged to meet Vann for sex, according to Hammond Police Chief Doughty, and the facilitator of that encounter led officials to Vann after finding Hardy's body.

Vann was arrested near his Gary, Ind., home without incident on Saturday afternoon. He began talking, Chief Doughty said, and told police he "had messed up by committing the crime in Hammond, and was surprised by how quickly he was located."

He was charged in Hardy's gruesome murder on Monday afternoon.