Police believe Macomb County search area is 'gravesite' of teen

Police believe Macomb County search area is 'gravesite' of teen

Police believe Macomb County search area is 'gravesite' of teen

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer told reporters Wednesday that investigators suspect 59-year-old Arthur Ream is a serial killer.

Investigators who've pieced together strings from some of those other inmates have reopened the cold cases of six young girls.

The cold case was reopened in October, and this week, aerial images and photographs showed a crew digging at the edge of a rural wooded field on the property of a vacant farm in Macomb Township. After his conviction, Ream told investigators that Zarzycki's body was buried near a creek.

Ream is now the primary suspect in King's case, in part because he was out on parole at the time of her disappearance.

The FBI and local agencies are excavating woods about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of Detroit in Macomb Township, near where Ream led police in 2008 to the remains of 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki. She was last seen in 1986 after being lured to a Dairy Queen in Eastpointe, just north of Detroit.

Ream is familiar with the area.

Arthur Ream, a 68-year-old convicted pedophile and the prime suspect in the search for Kimberly King, is considered a person of interest in the disappearances of several girls in MI.

- Kellie Brownlee, who disappeared from Twelve Oaks Mall Novi in 1982, when she was 17.

King was reported missing while she was staying at her grandparents' home in Warren, Mich.

Police questioned Ream a year ago after other prison inmates said he boasted about killing several other girls.

Ream's attorney in the Zarzycki murder case, Tim Kohler, told the Free Press that he saw no hint that the man he was defending has killed other victims. In an undercover video from Detroit station WDIV, Ream described where and how he buried Cindy's body.

Arthur Ream is serving a life sentence, but during a temporary release, he drew a map and spent an hour with authorities at the grave site.

William Dwyer, police commissioner for the town of Warren, said no remains have been discovered yet but "what we have found makes us cautiously optimistic we're on the right track".

Dwyer said that based on the investigation, he is confident that more bodies will be found, although it may take days. By Wednesday afternoon, their grid search hadn't turned up anything. "But it's 24 acres". "What we're trying to do is we're trying to bring closer to the family of the victims".

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