Police say MI cold-case suspect might be serial killer

Police say MI cold-case suspect might be serial killer

Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said the alleged admission by Arthur Ream, 68, prompted investigators to reopen several missing girl cases that had long gone cold.

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says crews are digging Wednesday morning at the site in Macomb Township for the remains of Kimberly King.

Kimberly King's family say they believe a podcast about the missing girls that ran in the fall prompted authorities to re-open the cold case.

All of them disappeared from the Detroit area in the 1970s and 1980s.

Ream was arrested in 2008 for the 1986 abduction, rape and killing of 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki.

As part of the investigation, officers interviewed Ream, who is serving a life sentence in prison on the other side of the state for killing Zarzycki.

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The plot is where Ream led authorities to Cindy's body 10 years ago; investigators suspect he buried the other girls there, too. Kimberly Alice King went missing in 1979, and her sister told CNN affiliate WXYZ that it's been "almost 39 years of agony" for the family.

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

"I knew what I did was wrong", says Arthur Ream. They also say he failed a recent polygraph test related to the crimes. O'Dell, who was walking to her boyfriend's home in Taylor to babysit and never made it on August 16, 1974; and Cynthia Coon, who vanished on April 1, 1970 while walking to school in Ann Arbor.

Other possible victims named by police include Kim Larrow, who was 15 when she disappeared from Canton Township in 1981; 17-year-old Kellie Brownlee who vanished from Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi in 1982; 16-year-old Nadine J. She was 12 at the time.

"It would mean a great deal to be able to bring her remains home", Beyma said.

According to NamUs, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, Nadine Jean O'Dell was last seen on August 16, 1974. "He came to the house and he was like 'Where's Nadine?' She wasn't there and that is how it all started".

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

"We believe that Art Ream was the person that committed the murders".

She was living with her grandparents in Warren at the time.

Authorities said Ream - the father of a boy Zarzycki had dated - tricked her into coming with him by telling her that he was planning a surprise party for his son.

At the time of his conviction for Zarzycki's killing, he was already serving a 15-year sentence on an unrelated molestation charge involving a 14-year-old girl.

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

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Annie Godbout, in dress, the best friend of Kimberly King and Konnie Beyma, Kimberly's sister, walk to a press conference in Macomb Township, Mich., May 9, 2018. When that happens, he said, he will hold a news conference within three hours.

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