Police tracking movements of man who confessed to killing 7 women

Police tracking movements of man who confessed to killing 7 women

CROWN POINT, IN (AP) - Police are tracking the recent movements of an Indiana man who confessed to killing seven women and hinted at more victims.

Illinois law enforcement officials told The Associated Press Wednesday that Darren Vann may have traveled to Chicago's south suburbs between Friday night, when 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy's body was discovered in a motel in Hammond, Indiana, and his arrest on Saturday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the investigation.

Indiana police say Vann has confessed to killing Hardy and six women whose bodies were found in abandoned houses in Gary. He has been charged with murder in the deaths of Hardy and 35-year-old Anith Jones.

A judge held Vann in contempt of court Wednesday when he refused to answer questions during a court appearance.

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