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Search resumes for remains of missing Michigan girls

August 20, 2019 GMT

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police in suburban Detroit are searching for the remains of missing girls, more than a year after a similar excavation.

Heavy machines are in Macomb County’s Macomb Township, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of Detroit. The excavation began Monday in a wooded area near the Clinton River. No remains were found during a search in 2018.

The sheriff’s office says it’s “hoping to bring justice to victims and closure to their families.” It didn’t say what prompted a second search. Investigators last year said they’re trying to solve the cases of seven girls who disappeared years ago.

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Cindy Zarzycki’s remains were found in the area in 2008. Arthur Ream is serving a life sentence for her death and is considered a suspect in other cases. He denies wrongdoing.

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