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4-6 girls’ bodies may be buried in Macomb woods

May 8, 2018 GMT

Macomb Township — Police returned to a rural field Tuesday to renew search efforts for other murdered victims they believe are buried there, including a 12-year-old Warren girl who went missing 39 years ago, Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said.

A group consisting of Warren police, Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies, Michigan State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are involved in the search near 23 Mile and North Avenue roads that may last for several days, Dwyer said.

The search is taking place in the same general area that Eastpointe police were directed 10 years ago by Arthur Ream, a convicted child rapist who told authorities a decade ago he buried Cindy Zarzycki, whom he lured to a meeting with him at a Dairy Queen and then raped and killed in 1986.

“We have probable cause to believe there may be four to six victims buried somewhere there,” said Dwyer, who confirmed Tuesday the investigation was sparked by reopening a cold case disappearance of Kimberly King, also of Warren, who disappeared in 1979.

Dwyer said the investigation has included a recent prison interview with Ream, 68, who is serving a life prison sentence for Zarzycki’s killing.

Dwyer also confirmed Ream was administered and flunked a polygraph examination during a visit. Dwyer did not disclose the details of questions posed to Ream.