This week Beth and Wendy talk about Darren Deon Vann AKA “Big Boy Appetite” AKA The Gary Strangler, a man who killed at least seven women in Indiana. This subject was suggested to us by Maile in our Facebook discussion group!
We dive into the setting (11:40), the killers early life (17:04) and the timeline (25:07). Then, we get into the trial (42:33) followed by “Where are they now?”(46:48). We get into our Take Aways and what we think made the perp snap (50:45).
As usual we close out the show with some shout outs (59:11), crime news (58:00) and of course, some tips on how not to get murdered(55:16).
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Cross, Lauren. (01/21/19). Homes used by serial killer Darren Vann to strangle, hide 7 women will be razed, city says. NWI Times. Retrieved 08/245/19 from https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/homes-used-by-serial-killer-darren-vann-to-strangle-hide/article_9a0dbee7-858c-565f-8ce6-c3c2788fbfc7.htm
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About Gary, Indiana
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Griffith, Keith. (01/22/19). Abandoned homes Indiana Serial Killer Used to hide the bodies of his victims are set to be demolished five years after he murdered seven women. Daily Mail. Retrieved from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6620189/Five-abandoned-homes-used-Indiana-serial-killer-Darren-Vann-demolished.html
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How Not to Get Murdered
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Serial Killer News
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