Missing Michigan girls: Serial killing suspected as woods are dug up


Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation began a third day of searching a southeast MI field Wednesday in hopes of uncovering clues in the cold cases of as many as a half dozen girls who went missing from the Detroit area in the 1970s and 1980s.

In the video from Eastpointe Police and the Macomb County Prosecutor's office - the lead detective on the case - ultimately gets to tell them where he buried the 13-year-old.

Dwyer was joined by Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and close family and friends of Kimberly King, a 12-year-old girl who went missing in 1979 and whose body is believed to be at the search site.

Using earth-moving equipment, as well as shovels and rakes, authorities have spent two days excavating a wooded site about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of Detroit in the belief that Arthur Ream buried all of his victims in the same general area.

Ream was convicted in 2008 in the slaying of 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki, who was last seen in 1986.

Authorities say the suspect - serving a life sentence for the murder of a 13-year-old - recently bragged to fellow inmates about killing as many as seven girls decades ago.

The plot is where Ream led authorities to Cindy's body 10 years ago; investigators suspect he buried the other girls there, too.

It was Kimberly's cold case, which was reopened previous year, that led investigators to the plot.

Ream is serving life in prison for killing Zarzycki who disappeared in 1986.

When asked about the search for bodies, Police Commissioner Dwyer did have the following to say.

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Dwyer says authorities "do have probable cause to believe" the area "is a gravesite".

"I know there is somebody out there that knows, you hear it all the time you know, somebody has seen something and I know somebody had to see something it was during the day", Handloser said.

Ream has been uncooperative throughout the process, Dwyer said.

Ream also failed a recent polygraph test related to the crimes. She never returned home.

King disappeared after leaving a friend's house in 1979, when she was 12 years old. She was 12 at the time. Handloser said Nadine's boyfriend would meet her at the halfway point. Kim Larrow and Kellie Marie Brownlee, who have been missing since 1981 and 1982 respectively, are also suspected of being Arthur Ream's victims. Godbhout was the last person to see King alive.

"I just remember her as a very quiet person".

Police have said detectives questioned 69-year-old Arthur Ream in prison about Kimberly King who was last seen in 1979. At the time, Zarzycki dated Ream's son. In reality, Cindy was going to what she believed was Scott's surprise birthday party.

Ream initially made an offer to tell investigators where Cindy's body was, but thinking that the jury may actually not find him guilty, later changed his mind.

Investigators have not said if they found any remains here yet.

Kathie Lucas hopes that after almost four decades, she will finally get answers as to what happened to her little sister, Kimberly King. When that happens, he said, he will hold a news conference within three hours.