Search on for girl missing since 1979, authorities believe Michigan farm could be burial sight for four other teenage girls
The task force which is at the site looking for bodies includes the Warren Police Department, the FBI, Michigan State Police and Macomb County Sheriff’s Office
Police officials in Michigan are reportedly searching for the body of a 12-year-old girl who disappeared nearly 40 years ago in 1979. The Warren Police Department officials have reasons to believe that a vacant Michigan farm could also be a burial site for four other teenage girls.
The spokesperson for a task force assigned to lead the digging said that cops are combing a property in Macomb Township for the remains of Kimberly King, who was reported missing in September 1979, according to Fox News. Police suspect that the farm could be a burial ground for the victims of a suspected serial killer, reports state.
Warren Police Commissioner, William Dwyer, said: "It’s bittersweet, but by finding those remains we might bring closure to these families," referring to the four other teenage girls.
Dig resumes near North Ave and 23 Mi - Macomb Twp., thought to be for 12 yr old Kimberly King, of Warren, missing since 1979. Ten yrs ago Arthur Ream led police to same field for body of 13 yr old Cyndi Zarzycki, missing fr Eastpointe in 1986. @WWJ950 and https://t.co/9bsne9SkBL. pic.twitter.com/VU6kQ2s5Tz— Mike Campbell (@reportermikec) May 8, 2018
The farm is reportedly located near 23 Mile Road and North Avenue in Warren. It is the same region where police officials found the remains of 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki in 2008. Zarzycki's remains were found after convicted child murderer and pedophile Arthur Nelson Ream led the cops to the location, reports state.
Zarzycki was reported missing in 1986 after meeting Ream at a Dairy Queen. The murderer, who is now 68, was reportedly her boyfriend's father.
According to Detroit Free Press, the authorities said that Ream tricked the teenage girl by telling her that he was planning a surprise party for his son.
Police are continuing to search for the remains of 12 yr old Kimberly King some 40 years after she disappeared. Why they are focusing on 2 acres in Macomb County live on @FOX2News . pic.twitter.com/YAOQfO8m1L— Robin Murdoch (@RMurdochFOX2) May 8, 2018
Ream is currently behind bars serving a life sentence for Zarzycki's murder. He also reportedly raped a 15-year-old girl.
WDIV reported that there are other cold cases which could be linked to Ream. They include a 17-year-old Kellie Brownlee, from Novi, who disappeared in 1982 and 15-year-old Kim Larrow who was reported missing from Canton Township in 1981.
“Arthur Ream” pic.twitter.com/OQFDtFQY9Y— Jp Malice (@JpMalice) May 8, 2018
Although the police commissioner did not reveal what exactly prompted them to conduct a search at the particular location, however, he said that the officials had interviewed Ream before embarking on the search mission, reports state.
Dig site in Macomb Twp., nr 23 Mi. and North Ave., possibly for 12 yr old Kimberly King, of Warren, missing since 1979. It's the same field where 68 yr old Arthur Ream led police 10 yrs ago to remains of 13 yr old Cyndi Zarzycki, of Eastpointe, raped and killed in 1986. @WWJ950 pic.twitter.com/XakzjSmfkk— Mike Campbell (@reportermikec) May 8, 2018
The task force which is at the site looking for bodies includes the Warren Police Department, the FBI, Michigan State Police and Macomb County Sheriff’s Office. The search will reportedly continue for several more days, according to reports.
A property owner near the Michigan farm, where the dig is on, Ron Dehondt said that the particular property had been vacant for almost 20 years.
"The front part was farm up until a few years ago, the back part is open but I think it’s not being developed right now," Dehondt said. "There’s a river that runs through it, the north branch of the Clinton River," Fox 2 Detroit reported.