Darren Deon Vann

Darren Deon Vann began his killing spree two decades ago. Seven women went missing in Indiana during that time -- and no one raised an eyebrow until Vann confessed to the murder of 19-year-old prostitute Afrika Hardy.

Hardy's body was found in a Hammond Motel 6. She had been strangled to death. Hardy's pimp gave police a description of the last person seen with Hardy. The tip led police to serve a search warrant on Vann's home in Gary, where he was taken into custody.

Vann eventually confessed to killing Hardy. Then he led police to the bodies of six more women that Vann dumped in abandoned homes around Gary.

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott announced an arrest in Hardy's case on the city's Facebook page.

"The suspect Hammond arrested for the Motel 6 murder is an admitted serial killer," McDermott wrote. "The suspect gave up the location of a body in Gary that was confirmed found where he said it would be."

McDermott added: “We would like to dispel the rumor that there is a serial killer on the loose. There is a 43-year-old man in the custody of The Hammond Police Department, who led officials to 3 deceased female victims who has claimed responsibility for their demise. Gary Police are closely working with Hammond Police to assist in covering every area of the investigation needed to pursue charges as expeditiously as possible."

Vann would probably still be prowling the streets of Gary looking for more victims if the Hammond Police Dept. was as lax as Gary's police department.

Vann reportedly told Hammond police he "messed up" by committing a crime in Hammond.

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    • SummerBaby

      This is really sad :crying1:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :(

    • Come Through Nancy Drew :nun:

      "murder of 19-year-old prostitute Afrika Hardy...

      Hardy’s pimp gave police a description"

      _______________________________

      :wtf: what in the world went wrong in this young girl's life?! :no:
      RIP young lady :pray: ...and all the other victims :no:

      (old strong arse contained arse niggra! :mad: :ak47: )

    • luVn_liFe…

      Finally get to catch a fresh post as this is what I GET
      <-

    • luVn_liFe…

      what in the world went wrong in this young girl’s life?!
      ~~~
      Aint No telling, we see how hard it is now for kids, that we hear of. I can't begin to imagine the things when we weren't heating of it
      :no

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :tea:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRKb0xKVQ8 VDot

      :( :(

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Ninja you finna die ! :tea:

    • Wasting time

      :sad:

    • Beta

      Have black people always been this psycho or somethings in the water RIP to th ladies who lost their lives to this fool and may you catch Ebola and die a horrible death bastard

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      At any given moment the US has 35-50 active serial killers.
      Of course, as long as the victims aren't yt, rich or powerful, more than likely the victims deaths won't even be a priority to solve. :shrugs:

    • sassyshe

      Yes it is sad but....

      They are black prostitutes - number 1 why no one cared
      Its Gary IN - number 2, spites could care less about black females missing, sorry but its true

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      I heard about this. Dude confessed to killing one chick, then they found others..... Scary!

    • Just Looking

      @BETA - ERRRMAGEEEOOOONESS :dead: @ that Gravie

      :offtopic: Heard he was dating Chris Jenn's best friend. Asian Chic...

      ON TOPIC - Serial Killers - Lawd bless them girls, did anyone see Big Driver? Got to watch it on my DVR yesterday. Thought it was pretty good.

    • StripperOnAMinkRug

      It's sad how many women go missing every year and we never hear about it.. Prayers up for all of the families involved.

    • Unshakable

      @topic,

      Why.....just why? They were human beings.....they mattered...to God, to their families.......their lives had value and meaning. How does a person do something like this?

      I believe people who do things like this either have issues in utero or during childhood. Just my opinion.

    • http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/10/15/record-number-of-black-candidates-seeking-of User Friendly

      may you catch Ebola and die a horrible death bastard
      __________________________

      :stop: do you really want a prison population full of Ebola? lets really think this thru before we go casting imp prayers.

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      “murder of 19-year-old prostitute Afrika Hardy…

      Hardy’s pimp gave police a description”

      _______________________________

      :wtf: what in the world went wrong in this young girl’s life?! :no:
      RIP young lady :pray: …and all the other victims :no:

      (old strong arse contained arse niggra! :mad: :ak47: )
      ______

      Most of these young girls be runaway's.

    • lola

      Hammond is smaller than Gary. Thanks to the pimp for protecting his lady.

    • SquareBiz

      Damn :cry:

    • SummerBaby

      Yes it is sad but….

      They are black prostitutes – number 1 why no one cared
      Its Gary IN – number 2, spites could care less about black females missing, sorry but its true
      -------------------
      This is true. My kids had a cousin go missing from Gary back in the mid 90's she was eventually found deceased. She didn't get any news coverage.

    • Wasting time

      He look like JB Smoove

    • Unshakable

      @JL,

      I saw the previews.....I have to be mentally prepared to watch the psychologically warped stuff. I plan on watching it once I can deal.

    • Come Through Nancy Drew :nun:

      Most of these young girls be runaway’s.

      _______________________________

      my God! i mean, in what world is it 'normal' for a 19 y/o to have a PIMP???!!! :no: where her people???!!! :wail:

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Wasting time says:

      He look like JB Smoove
      ______
      :casket: :dead:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      You know it's bad when the pimp has to go to pigs to try and get his bytch back.

      He prolly looked at this black dude and saw the crazy in that nigga face
      :eek:

      Then he was like, you know what, this nigga look like HE REALLY don't give a phuck. :think:

      Ima take care of this using my brain!
      :cell:

    • pointhimout

      wait. so was her pimp arrested....for being a pimp?

    • Beta

      JL I watched it and I didn't like it was kinda stupid having a convo with the GPS

    • Beta

      It was basically a rip off of I'll spit on your grave

    • sassyshe

      :offtopic:

      Saw Annabelle this weekend, one of the best horrors in a while

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      my God! i mean, in what world is it ‘normal’ for a 19 y/o to have a PIMP???!!! :no: where her people???!!! :wail:
      _____

      Nancy if she done ran away, she ain't got no people. And this is why she has a pimp...

    • Just Looking

      @unshak - Really wasn't that bad....You could anticipate what was going to go down at first. You could really follow....I was more suspenseful that Horror/Scary.

    • Unshakable

      @SquareBiz,

      You know they did a documentary about that woman in your gravi. It was pretty good too. Her hair is everything!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      sassyshe says:

      Saw Annabelle this weekend, one of the best horrors in a while
      _______________

      FOR REAL? I wanted to see it but heard it wasn't good so I lost interest!

      I LOVED "The Conjuring" tho!

    • Beta

      User you right just put him in front of a :shotsfired: squad

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Man, I just don't care™ says:

      You know it’s bad when the pimp has to go to pigs to try and get his bytch back.

      He prolly looked at this black dude and saw the crazy in that nigga face
      :eek:

      Then he was like, you know what, this nigga look like HE REALLY don’t give a phuck. :think:

      Ima take care of this using my brain!
      _______
      @Man that dude was NOT a fool! He heard bout those other girls turning up missing. He knew what the deal was.

    • pointhimout

      black and missing is an organization that tries to shed light on black folks that go missing cuz we dont get much coverage from the media.

      bamfi out of MD. they used to have a segment on tvone, but it has been cancelled. my family member was featured on there in 2012.

    • Just Looking

      @Beta - Yeah, the writer was touched in a special way. Don't we all talk to our Navigation system.

      Like why in the hell you take me this way. :lol:

    • Come Through Nancy Drew :nun:

      He prolly looked at this black dude and saw the crazy in that nigga face
      Then he was like, you know what, this nigga look like HE REALLY don’t give a phuck.

      _____________________

      no lie! :rofl:

      there's a whole lot of DGAF in them eyes there! :scared:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Hardy’s pimp gave police a description of the last person seen with Hardy.
      ****************************
      :eek: :huh: So pimps outchere snitching. I wonder how that went the pimp called up the police :cell: Ummm yeah I'm gonna need yall to put out a APB cause one of my whores done came up missing and for once I aint do it.

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Unshakable says:

      @SquareBiz,

      You know they did a documentary about that woman in your gravi. It was pretty good too. Her hair is everything!
      _______

      Who is she? Her hair is gorg

    • SquareBiz

      @Unshakable

      I haven't seen it yet, what's the title of it? I absolutely love her hair!

    • sassyshe

      Come Through Nancy Drew :nun: says:

      Most of these young girls be runaway’s.

      _______________________________

      my God! i mean, in what world is it ‘normal’ for a 19 y/o to have a PIMP???!!! where her people???!!!
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Teenage runaways as young as 14 usually have pimps and for many they are young men no older than 25 that they fell for or a friend that is about 16-18 that tricked them into going with some men who take them to another state and pimp them out. They usually come from broken homes and most of the time the parents are only lucky to find them when they go to court and file charges and get them labeled as an unruly child and have warrants issued for them so that the cops ship them back to their state's juvie when they are found for prostitution

    • Come Through Nancy Drew :nun:

      wait. so was her pimp arrested….for being a pimp?

      ____________________________

      prob not... (long as he still gave the po-po their cut) :tea:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRKb0xKVQ8 VDot

      He prolly looked at this black dude and saw the crazy in that nigga face
      :eek:
      Then he was like, you know what, this nigga look like HE REALLY don’t give a phuck. :think:
      Ima take care of this using my brain!
      :cell:
      _________________________

      :wail: :rofl:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      @NANCY
      "He prolly looked at this black dude and saw the crazy in that nigga face
      Then he was like, you know what, this nigga look like HE REALLY don’t give a phuck.

      _____________________

      no lie!

      there’s a whole lot of DGAF in them eyes there!
      ______________________________

      :yes:

      Even in that pic in the inset, he lookin like

      What? :shrugs:

    • http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/10/15/record-number-of-black-candidates-seeking-of User Friendly

      Ima take care of this using my brain!
      _____________

      :lol: serial killers out here messing up his money.

    • Wasting time

      wait. so was her pimp arrested….for being a pimp?
      -----------------------------------
      I was wondering the same thang but he prob gets a pass
      for leading them to a serial killer.
      How we know though :thinking: that they weren't a team and dude
      messed up by killing Afrika too soon. :shrug:

    • Just Looking

      pointhimout says:

      black and missing is an organization that tries to shed light on black folks that go missing cuz we dont get much coverage from the media.
      bamfi out of MD. they used to have a segment on tvone, but it has been cancelled. my family member was featured on there in 2012.
      =====================
      Sorry about your family member, was there closure to this for you and your family?

      I do recall seeing this program.

    • SquareBiz

      @Hair Lova

      Her name is Aevin Dugas

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      Even if he was the pimp, they wouldn't have a case against him since the girl is dead. :(

      I mean, you could use the word of the serial killer to say he was a pimp but.... he's a serial killer so who cares what he says?

    • http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/10/15/record-number-of-black-candidates-seeking-of User Friendly

      Her name is Aevin Dugas
      _________________

      oh Ive seen her before. she has great boobs too! them thangs be sitting pretty :phew:

    • sassyshe

      Man, I just don't care™ says:

      sassyshe says:

      Saw Annabelle this weekend, one of the best horrors in a while
      _______________

      FOR REAL? I wanted to see it but heard it wasn’t good so I lost interest!

      I LOVED “The Conjuring” tho!
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Im a horror/thriller fanatic cause to me most of them are comedies. But this one held me attention, kinda like the original Damien. The entire theatre loved it - you know that the case when folks talking to the screen and tryna direct the movie while it was playing. My bro said itsa good first date or about to :hump: for the first time type of movie cause shawty will be all over you

    • Just Looking

      Pimping really isn't that much of a crime as the law books are concerned.

      Measly misdemeanor

    • Come Through Nancy Drew :nun:

      Saw Annabelle this weekend, one of the best horrors in a while
      _______________________________

      :scared: omg Sassy, i LUV scary movies, but the way my nerves set-up :phew:
      (and Mister say he not gonna be wearing hard-bottom shoes around the house just because i jump every time he walks into a room :rolleyes: ...he not loyal)

    • Come Through Nancy Drew :nun:

      Looking! :kiss:
      it's a clear crisp day! we jumping or nah? :waiting:

    • Unshakable

      @SquareBiz and HairLova,

      Lemme find it.....brb

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2SQh007k6U missyJ

      You know it’s bad when the pimp has to go to pigs to try and get his bytch back.

      ========

      :lol:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRKb0xKVQ8 VDot

      Pimping really isn’t that much of a crime as the law books are concerned.

      ________________

      :cosign:

      If anything the johns need to be locked up. :tea:

      People been slanging pussy since the beginning of time :yes:

    • http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/10/15/record-number-of-black-candidates-seeking-of User Friendly

      speaking of pimps. I would like yall to see Prince the Pimp. if you have never seen him then you need to.

      he died recently but he (and his mother) had got a lot of time for pimpin in Jersey.

      njDOTcom/hudson/index.ssf/2011/12/jersey_citys_prince_the_pimp_d.html

      YOU NEED TO SEE THIS HERE! :eek:

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Teenage runaways as young as 14 usually have pimps and for many they are young men no older than 25 that they fell for or a friend that is about 16-18 that tricked them into going with some men who take them to another state and pimp them out. They usually come from broken homes and most of the time the parents are only lucky to find them when they go to court and file charges and get them labeled as an unruly child and have warrants issued for them so that the cops ship them back to their state’s juvie when they are found for prostitution
      ______
      Yup... On most of those lifetime movies girls be hating their parents and there is always this friend like "Yeah girl. I left home. You wanna leave too? Well I want you to meet my friend. He takes good care of me. Room, board, food. And allllll the money you can stand. And he don't ask me for nothing." Friend --------> :yes: " I wanna met him" 2 months after she's been on the stroll -----> :wail: "I want my mommy and daddy" Friend and pimp --------> :haha:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRKb0xKVQ8 VDot

      :newpost: Sandra is on a roll today

    • SquareBiz

      oh Ive seen her before. she has great boobs too! them thangs be sitting pretty
      _____________________

      You ain't neva lied :boobs:

    • http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/10/15/record-number-of-black-candidates-seeking-of User Friendly

      People been slanging pussy since the beginning of time
      _____________

      and not going dutch :wink:

      time is money. :tea:

    • Come Through Nancy Drew :nun:

      my family member was featured on there in 2012.

      ___________________________

      sorry to hear that @Point :hug: and :pray: for your fam

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      SquareBiz says:

      @Hair Lova

      Her name is Aevin Dugas
      ________
      Her hair is wonderful. I just googled her, nice.

    • SummerBaby

      speaking of pimps. I would like yall to see Prince the Pimp. if you have never seen him then you need to.
      he died recently but he (and his mother) had got a lot of time for pimpin in Jersey.
      njDOTcom/hudson/index.ssf/2011/12/jersey_citys_prince_the_pimp_d.html
      YOU NEED TO SEE THIS HERE!
      ------------------
      :eek: His hair & brows :rofl:

    • pointhimout

      @just looking. thanks, but nope, no closure to this day. his body was found and laid to rest, but who, why, etc??? my family doesn't know. it's a cold case now.

    • http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/10/15/record-number-of-black-candidates-seeking-of User Friendly

      Summer I wanna know WHO IN JAIL DID HIS HAIR LIKE THAT :shocked:

      I will forever be amazed. what did they use for gel?!?!?!