CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) – The Lake County coroner's office has sent DNA samples to state police to see if they can identify two of the three women whose remains were found inside abandoned Gary houses last month.
The coroner's office says two families who believe the bodies may be those of their loved ones have provided DNA to see if there is a match. The coroner's office continues to get calls on a daily basis from people calling to see if one of the bodies may be a loved one.
Police say 43-year-old Darren Vann has confessed to killing seven women. He faces murder and other charges in the deaths of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy and 35-year-old Anith Jones.
A University of Indianapolis forensic anthropologist also is working to identify the three unidentified women.