Indiana murders spotlight Gary’s problem with abandoned houses

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Several bodies linked to possible serial killer Darren Vann were found inside abandoned buildings throughout the city of Gary.

Police went through at least 90 more abandoned buildings searching for any criminal activity and marking them for demolition.

It's a big task considering there are about 10,000 abandoned buildings in the city.

The city has received nearly $9 million dollars in federal money to help with blight removal.

Because of the Vann case, Gary officials created a new task force to accelerate the process of getting those buildings boarded up and demolished. They acknowledge the safety issues associated with the structures, but deny they were the reason for the alleged killings.

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