GARY, Ind. (TheBlaze/AP) -- Police say an Indiana man has now definitively confessed to killing seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in northwestern Indiana.
Gary Police Chief Larry McKinley also told a news conference that authorities have enough evidence to charge Darren Vann, 43, with murder in at least three more of the cases involving bodies discovered in abandoned buildings around the city over the weekend. McKinley said those charges were expected to be filed within a few days.
This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's office shows Darren Vann. Vann, 43, of Gary, Ind., was charged Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in the death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy, whose body was found Friday night at a Motel 6 in nearby Hammond, Ind. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty says Vann confessed to Hardy's slaying and directed police to six bodies in Gary. (AP Photo/Lake County Sheriff's Office)
Vann was arrested over the weekend after a missing person's report led police to a body in a bathtub at a Motel 6 in Hammond. He confessed to that murder and directed police to six more bodies. The first murder charge was filed against him on Monday.
Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said on Monday that the suspect's victims could go as far back as 20 years. It was unclear on Tuesday whether police were investigating any other potential killings linked to Vann.
So far, the victims have been identified as 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy, Teaira Batey, 28, and Christine Williams, 36. The other women had not been identified as of Tuesday.