The Gary man police say confessed to killing seven women, including a former Knox resident, is due in court next week for an initial hearing. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, faces murder charges in two of the seven murders. He’s due in court Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. in Lake County. Formal charges have been filed against Vann in connection with the deaths of a woman found strangled in a Hammond motel room last week and Merrillville woman discovered in an abandoned house in Gary.
Police say Vann led them to the bodies of six victims in buildings throughout the city after he was arrested in connection with the motel death. One of those victims is Kristine Williams, 36, of Gary. She is originally from Knox. The Gary Police Department is still investigating the circumstances surrounding her death. A spokeswoman for the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office advised WKVI News they have not gotten information from the police to file formal charges against Vann in connection with her death.