Darren Deon Vann

Donald Vann

  Active for 2 years
(2013-2014) in United States

7

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

18

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 8 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 10 Books About Darren Deon Vann
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

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.

Darren Deon Vann Serial Killer Profile

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.

Profile Completeness: 75%
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Darren Deon Vann has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 months ago.

Darren Deon Vann a known:

Darren Deon Vann
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-04-25 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Darren Deon Vann
Nickname: Donald Vann
Victims: 7 - 18
Years Active: 2013 - 2014
Ages Active: 41/42 - 42/43
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1971 -     
Characteristics
Ethnic Group: African Americans
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: March
Marital Status: married Maria Vann in 1995, Darren (Age 24/25) divorced in 2010, Darren (Age 29/30)
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Mar 21, 1971
Given Name: Darren
Birth Location: Indiana, state of the United States of America
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: at least one brother, Reginald Beard
Rasied By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
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
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
8 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Darren Deon Vann

The 8 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.

Date Event Description
Mar 21 1971Darren Deon Vann was born in Indiana, state of the United States of America.  #19710321
Mar 21 1991
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Mar 21 2001
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Mar 21 2011
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
2013
(Age 41/42)
Darren Deon Vann started his serial killing spree. #2013
2014
(Age 42/43)
Darren Deon Vann ended his serial killing spree. #2014
Oct 18 2014
(Age 43)
Darren Deon Vann arrested. #20141018
May 04 2018
(Age 47)
Darren Deon Vann was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment, seven concurrent terms at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Sullivan County, Indiana, US.  #20180504
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
drug abuse TRUE 223
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
rape TRUE 447
strangle TRUE 437
totem personal item TRUE 350
robbed TRUE 414
living with children FALSE 267
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
kill at killers home FALSE 315
kill at victims home FALSE 318
used weapon FALSE 448
used gun FALSE 447
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
blindfold FALSE 359
bound FALSE 401
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361


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The Profiler
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Extreme Killing
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James Alan Fox
The Will To Kill
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1401396127 The Profiler 2
0061809594 My Life Among the Serial... 33
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1483352803 Extreme Killing 8
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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.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q18350349 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  2. Darren Deon Vann on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Darren Deon VANN on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  4. Greg Botelho, Who is Indiana serial killer suspect Darren Deon Vann? on www.cnn.com, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  5. Steve Garrison, Darren Vann sentenced to life without parole in murder of 7 women on www.nwitimes.com, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
Internal References

Darren Deon Vann is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #17 of 38 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in March
  2. #23 of 42 [ Page 2 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #33 of 63 [ Page 3 ] of Recent Serial Killers sorted by Most Recent
  4. #113 of 326 [ Page 8 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  5. #116 of 249 [ Page 8 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #144 of 305 [ Page 10 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #268 of 649 [ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #269 of 649 [ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  9. #498 of 649 [ Page 34 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #602 of 649 [ Page 41 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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