Suspect in Indiana murders in court today

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Darren Vann is expected in an Indiana courtroom this morning.

43-year-old  Vann is linked to seven murders, though he's only been charged with one killing, that of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy whose body was discovered Friday at a Motel 6 in Hammond.

Authorities in Indiana are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two remaining Jane Does of the seven bodies found over the weekend.

The Lake County, Ind coroner has released descriptions.

The victim was found Oct 19 in the 400 block of 43rd Ave in Gary was was wearing a silver linked bracelet with “Best Aunt” on the top of the bracelet. Also a silver ring with a heart shape on the top of the ring, and a silver ring with scalloped engravings. The individual is approximately 5’ 3”.

The other victim was found the same day in the 4300 block of Massachusetts in Gary. She had a pair of blue jeans “twenty-one black by RUE21” size 3 / 4, and white Nike gym shoes. The individual was approximately 5’ tall.

Investigators continue to search for clues amid concern that there could be more victims.

In addition to Hardy, 35-year-old Merriville resident Anith Jones was found in the 400 block E. 43rd Ave in Gary. 28-year-old Gary resident Teairra Batey was found at 1800 block of E. 19th Ave and 36-year-old resident Christine Williams was found in the 4300 block of Connecticut.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lake County Coroner’s Office at (219) 755-3265.

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