Cops dig for a 4th day at Macomb Twp. site
Macomb Township – For a fourth straight day, law enforcement officers are searching a Macomb Township site for the remains of up to six teenage girls that could be buried there.
Warren Police said Thursday there was no new information about the ongoing dig at a 24-acre site that authorities believe holds the remains of multiple murder victims, including Kimberly King of Warren, who disappeared at the age of 12 in September 1979.
The property near 23 Mile and North Avenue is the same site where the remains of 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki of Eastpointe, who disappeared in 1986, were found in 2008. Arthur Nelson Ream was convicted of her murder and is serving a life term.
William Dwyer, Warren’s police commissioner, said Wednesday during a news conference that investigators consider Ream, who led authorities to Cindy’s burial site, “a person of interest in the disappearance of Kimberly and other teenage girls.”
Dwyer said investigators began taking a fresh look at Kimberly’s disappearance last fall, interviewing Ream, getting information from his fellow prisoners and giving the suspect a lie-detector test, which he failed.
The interview with Ream, officials said, is tied to unsolved cases, including those of Kimberly and Kellie Brownlee, who was 17 when she was last seen at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi in 1982.
According to the Associated Press, in a 2008 police interview that was videotaped, Ream talked about his attraction to female teens, saying: “I’m into, was into, teenage girls. OK?”
In the interrogation video, he said Cindy’s death had been “driving” him “crazy for 22 years.”