Seven bodies have been found in Northwest Indiana since Oct. 17. Convicted sex offender Darren Vann has been charged with two of the murders and is a suspect in the other five.
CROWN POINT – Two Lake County men charged with murder face possible death penalty sentences if convicted by juries during their trials.
CROWN POINT — A judge Friday denied the request from a suspected serial killer to separate two murder cases he is scheduled to stand trial for July 25.
CROWN POINT — A suspected serial killer who was charged this week in the strangling deaths of five women made his initial hearing Wednesday in Lake County Criminal Court.
GARY — Months before a suspected serial killer allegedly admitted to killing seven women, a woman he met through backpage.com told police he raped and beat her, according to court records.
GARY — Suspected serial killer Darren D. Vann is accused of targeting women who lived near an area of Gary known as "Hoe Stroll," engaged in prostitution near there or did drugs in that area, according to court records
CROWN POINT — A Gary man accused of strangling to death two women will now stand trial July 25.
CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Judge Samuel Cappas will now preside over the county's two pending death penalty cases.
CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Judge Diane Boswell unexpectedly recused herself from the high-profile case involving a suspected serial killer accused of strangling to death two women.
CROWN POINT | A man charged in the strangling deaths of two women has decided not to represent himself in his upcoming capital trial, according to court records.
GARY | Marvin Clinton was shopping at Wal-Mart recently when he spotted a woman down the aisle from him who looked just like Teaira Batey.
GARY | It’s been 10 months since police found the decaying body of Teaira Batey in a vacant building in Gary.
CROWN POINT | A shackled Darren Vann was led into a Lake County Criminal courtroom Wednesday and told the state is seeking two death sentences against him.
CROWN POINT | Darren Vann recently wrote a letter to Prosecutor Bernard Carter asking if he was going to seek the death penalty against him.
CROWN POINT | A Gary man suspected of killing seven women will stand trial this summer.
GARY | The last two remaining Jane Does involved in the case of Darren Vann were identified Friday, nearly four months after their bodies were found in an abandoned building.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County judge ruled Sheriff John Buncich did not violate a gag order when he spoke to newspaper reporters about a suspected serial killer's request for items in the jail.
CROWN POINT | Defense attorneys for a suspected serial killer want a judge to publicly reprimand Lake County Sheriff John Buncich for speaking to local newspaper reporters.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said Wednesday he hasn't been told that he violated a gag order in the state's case against a suspected serial killer.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said he will feed, clothe and shelter a suspected serial killer, but refuses to entertain him without a court order.
GARY | DNA results identified a woman found Oct. 19 in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street as Tracy L. Martin, 41, of Gary, according to the Lake County coroner's office.
CROWN POINT | First, Darren Vann refused to answer a magistrate's questions. Then, a hearing was rescheduled because he wasn't competent to participate.
GARY | The calls poured in to the Gary Police Department last fall after seven women were found dead.
CROWN POINT | As the state mulls the death penalty against a man suspected of killing at least seven women, prosecutors are looking into his background.
CROWN POINT | A court hearing last week for a man accused of strangling to death two women was delayed because the defendant wasn't dressed properly, according to court records.
GARY | On a gloomy day in November, Gary's director of redevelopment and a University of Chicago student drove around the city's West Side chronicling the conditions of properties.
GARY | When a decaying house was donated to a small nonprofit by a Chicago-area dentist, Marcia Jackson envisioned turning it into a shelter for homeless families.