Authorities said today they had discovered the bodies of three more women in Gary, In., after the weekend confession by a 43-year-old man who told police he had killed “several” women in northwest Indiana, reports USA Today. The Lake County coroner’s office said the women were were found in two different locations. The coroner called the three new deaths all homicides, with one victim strangled and unspecified injuries for the other two women.
Police in Hammond, In., were led to the man, who has not yet been formally charged and authorities aren’t naming, after finding the body of Afrika Hardy, 19, at a motel there on Friday. She had been strangled, Hammond’s mayor, Thomas McDermott Jr., described the suspect on his Facebook page as an “admitted serial killer” and “convicted sexual offender.” McDermott also wrote that the suspect told police of the location of another victim, and that he admitted “to a couple of homicides in Hammond back in 94 or 95.”