Excavation resumes for remains of missing girls in Michigan

Blanche Robertson
May 10, 2018

A former MI farm is being searched for as many as seven missing girls, whom authorities believe may be buried in a wooded area northeast of Detroit, where they are seeking the remains of a 12-year-old girl last seen decades ago.

- Federal and local officials finally elaborated about a dig site in Macomb Township, three days into a search investigation they say is tied to multiple decades-long cold cases.

"We have now possible trigger to consider that (Kimberly) is buried there", mentioned Invoice Dwyer, Warren's police commissioner. The older man abducted her from a Dairy Queen in Eastpointe after gaining her trust by saying he was planning a surprise party for her boyfriend, according to the Macomb Daily. Her remains were found at the same location after Ream pinpointed a spot to police back in 2008. Dwyer did clarify, though, that Ream is not the suspected Oakland County Child killer, because he was in prison from 1974-1978.

Police say a suspect in the decades-old slaying of a 12-year-old MI girl boasted to fellow prisoners that he killed several other girls.

"The suspect in this case also did brag about murdering four to six people to inmates where he is being housed", Dwyer said.

This is a photo of Cindy Zarzycki at about age 13, around the time she went missing in 1986.

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Arthur Ream, 68, is serving life in prison for the 1986 murder of 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki, whose body was buried near the site the authorities are now excavating.

"We have probable cause that this is a gravesite that Kimberly King and other young females were murdered and buried here", stated Commissioner Bill Dwyer.

Authorities resumed digging in a MI forest Wednesday for the remains of as many as seven girls who have been missing for decades. The FBI and other agencies spent Tuesday at the site about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of downtown Detroit. Police began searching the site after interviewing a man serving life in prison for killing another girl whose body was found buried nearby.

The property upon which authorities allegedly expect to find King's body could be the final resting place for as many as four others.

King's sister, Konnie Beyma, said she has been in contact with detectives. She is the only one of the missing girls who has been publicly identified.

The FBI and other agencies are digging in a forest in Macomb Township for the remains of 12-year-old Kimberly King. The work is expected to restart on Wednesday.

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