Darren Deon Vann: Indiana Serial Killer


Meet Darren Deon Vann, the 43-year-old man who’s been linked to at least 7 murders in Northwest Indiana.

Police say the serial killer of Gary, IN confessed to multiple murders, volunteering information to police and even escorting them to the multiple crime scenes.

A grand total of seven dead bodies have been found over the weekend at different locations by police, it is believed Vann is the master mind of the deaths. His victims died of strangulations and other unspecified injuries according to the Lake County coroner’s office.

As police unveils more information on Vann, it has been reported he was soliciting prostitutes online so he could make them later his victims.

According to online records, Deon Vann has also resided in Austin, TX; Hammond, IN; Norfolk, NE. He is related to Maria Vann. While living in Texas, he had been convicted of sex crimes.

He is currently on the Indian’s offenders registry, convicted in 2009. At the time he was accused of attacking a 25-year-old woman. The offense on his profile reads: 11990001 – 22.011(a)(1) PC – Sexual Assault (attempted)Sexual Motivation.


He was first arrested for the murder of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy, her body was found in a Motel 6 in Indiana on Oct. 17. He was cooperative reports say and led police to find the other women.

The horrifying confession, according to officials, could go back as far as 20 years.

That has yet to be corroborated,” Hammond Police Chief John D. Doughty said. “He’s claims crimes he committed in Indiana go back that far.

According to the Chicago Tribune, Vann was married from 1995 to 2011 and has a son. His ex-wife –who wouldn’t give her name, according to the report –said she was in shock but his son said his father had strange habits, like talking to himself. They shared info on Vann saying served in the Marines and is originally from Gary, Ind. He has worked security and maintenance jobs both in Texas and Indiana, they said.