Darren Deon Vann an American serial killer and rapist also known as Donald Vann. Vann confessed to the murders of at least seven women in Gary, Indiana between 1995 and 2010. Vann would rape and strangle victims prior to leaving their bodies in abandoned structures in Gary, Indiana. He was captured after police traced the missing cell phone of one of his victims, which Vann astir had in his possession. In 2018, Darren Deon Vann was convicted on seven counts of murder and was sentenced to seven concurrent life sentences. Thomas Hargrove, founder of the Murder Accountability Project, together with a Gary, Indiana deputy coroner, attempted to persuade police that there were eighteen similar murders. Authorities denied any connection in the cases.
Serial Killer Darren Deon Vann (aka) Donald Vann, was active for 2 years between 2013-2014, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 18 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Darren Deon Vann was born on March 21st 1971 in Indiana, state of the United States of America. He had at least one brother, Reginald Beard.
Darren Deon Vann a heterosexual African Americans male citizen of the United States of America. He married Maria Vann in 1995, Darren (Age 24/25) divorced in 2010, Darren (Age 29/30). He had no children mentioned.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He was known to abuse drugs.
In 2013 (Age 41/42) Darren Deon Vann started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime.
He was arrested on October 18th 2014 (Age 43), convicted on May 4th 2018 (Age 47), sentenced to life imprisonment, seven concurrent terms at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Sullivan County, Indiana, US.
Darren Deon Vann has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Name:||Darren Deon Vann|
|Victims:||7 - 18|
|Years Active:||2013 - 2014|
|Ages Active:||41/42 - 42/43|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1971 -|
|Ethnic Group:||African Americans|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♈ Aries |
Mar 20 - Apr 20
|Marital Status:||married Maria Vann in 1995, Darren (Age 24/25) divorced in 2010, Darren (Age 29/30)|
|Children:||no children mentioned|
|D.O.B.:||Mar 21, 1971|
|Birth Location:||Indiana, state of the United States of America|
|Siblings:||at least one brother, Reginald Beard|
|Arrested:||Oct 18, 2014 (Age 43)|
|Convicted:||May 4, 2018 (Age 47)|
|Sentence:||life imprisonment, seven concurrent terms|
|Prison Location:||Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Sullivan County, Indiana, US|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 9 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Darren Deon Vann. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Mar 21 1971||Darren Deon Vann was born in Indiana, state of the United States of America. #19710321|
|Mar 21 1991|
|Mar 21 2001|
|Mar 21 2011|
|Darren Deon Vann started his serial killing spree. #2013|
|Darren Deon Vann ended his serial killing spree. #2014|
|Oct 18 2014|
|Darren Deon Vann arrested. #20141018|
|May 04 2018|
|Darren Deon Vann was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment, seven concurrent terms at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Sullivan County, Indiana, US. #20180504|
|Mar 21 2021|
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|totem personal item||TRUE||354|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
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Darren Deon Vann (born March 21, 1971) is an American serial killer. He was arrested on October 18, 2014 for the murder of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy at a Motel 6 in Hammond, Indiana and has confessed to the murders of six other female victims in Indiana. He led police to those women's bodies, all of which were found in five abandoned structures in Gary, Indiana.
Darren Deon Vann is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database