Seven women's bodies were found in northwestern Indiana over the weekend after a convicted sex offender's confession to one killing led police to the grisly discovery of other deaths, including three in one abandoned house, authorities said Monday.
The discoveries began after a 43-year-old man allegedly confessed to killing a woman whose body was found Friday in a Motel 6 in Hammond, Indiana. He then told investigators where more bodies could be found in abandoned homes in the nearby city of Gary, a deteriorating former steel town about 30 miles southeast of Chicago, police said.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said Monday that the suspect is a sex offender from Austin, Texas.
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