Bodies of 7 Women Found in Northwestern Indiana, Possible Serial Killer
According to Yahoo! authorities said on Monday, the bodies of seven women have been found in northwestern Indiana after a man confessed to killing one woman who was found strangled at a motel and led investigators to at least three of the bodies.
The Lake County coroner’s office said three of the bodies were found Sunday night at two locations in Gary, a city about 30 miles southeast of Chicago, while the other four bodies were found earlier over the weekend. The coroner’s office called the new deaths homicides, with one victim strangled and unspecified injuries for the other two women.
Three of the bodies were uncovered in roughly the same area, leading investigators to believe that the homicides were a result of the same killer.
Police said Sunday that a 43-year-old man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a Motel 6 in the neighboring city of Hammond and told investigators where the bodies of three other women could be found in abandoned homes in Gary.
Hammond Police Lt. Richard Hoyda says the the man, whose name is being withheld pending charges, later confessed. He told police where to find three other dead women, all in Gary. Police discovered the body of Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, around 11:20 p.m. Saturday in an abandoned home in Gary. Her family had reported her missing on Oct. 8.
Police found the next body around 1 a.m. Sunday and a third body less than an hour later, according to the Tribune.
All seven deaths have been ruled homicides, according to the coroner’s office. Most of the bodies were found in or around abandoned or fire-damaged homes in blighted neighborhoods, according to reports. The house near where Jones was found was described as being located in a thriving neighborhood, although it is unkempt, with overgrown grass and weeds.
Monica Adams | News Cult