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GARY | The Lake County coroner's office released additional information Tuesday about one of six women found dead in abandoned homes in Gary last month. 

The Jane Doe 6 is one of three women found dead in two separate structures at an abandoned property in the 400 block of East 43rd Street in Gary, according to the coroner's office. The woman was found Oct. 19.

Detectives were led to her body after Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, allegedly confessed to killing seven women, officials said. One woman was found dead in a Hammond motel, and the six other women were found in abandoned properties in Gary. 

Following a forensic anthropology analysis, the coroner's office determined the woman was 5 feet 6 inches tall and was in her 30s to 40s. 

The woman could be Hispanic, but officials aren't ruling out that she could have been black or white, according to the news release.

Officials believe the Jane Doe had a past injury to her nose when she died because she had healed fractures, the release stated.

Another woman who was also found Oct. 19 on the same property has also not been identified. The coroner's office previously released information that the woman was found wearing a "Best Aunt" bracelet. She had a silver-colored ring with a heart shape and a silver-colored ring with scalloped engravings. 

Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, was found at the same property Oct. 18. Vann is charged with murder in Jones' strangling death, according to court records. 

He is also facing murder charges in the strangling death of Afrikka Hardy, 19, who was found dead Oct. 18 in a Hammond Motel 6.

The other women detectives found were Teaira Batey, 28, of Gary, and Kristine Williams, 36, of Gary. Vann has not been charged in those homicides.

The coroner's office also is still working to identify a woman found Oct. 19 at 2200 Massachusetts St. in Gary. She was wearing rue21 jeans and white Nike gym shoes. 

The coroner's office is working with two families to identify the woman with the "Best Aunt" bracelet and the woman with the rue21 bluejeans, investigators said. DNA from the victims and the families has been sent to an Indiana State Police lab, but results are not expected for at least another month.

Jane Doe 6's DNA has been sent to state police for comparison with DNA in a database, investigators said.

Anyone with information about the unidentified women is asked to call the coroner's office at (219) 755-3265.

Times staff writers Lauri Harvey Keagle and Sarah Reese contributed to this report.

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