MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Excavations for the remains of up to seven missing girls decades ago end for the day in a wooded area northeast of Detroit.
The FBI, Warren Police and other agencies issued On Tuesday, we dig through the dirt and vegetation at the Macomb Township site for the remains of 12-year-old Kimberly King and expect to continue their search on Wednesday.
King was last seen in 1979.
"We probably have a reason to believe that (Kimberly) is buried there," said Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer. "We also believe that there may be four or six other girls missing and buried there, we are convinced that we have the right area, it's just a sad situation."
Dwyer did not give the names of the other missing girls.
The search for the king's remains began Monday about 50 kilometers from downtown Detroit.
It came after police interviewed a man living in jail for killing the 13-year-old girl who disappeared in 1986 and whose remains were found in 2008 near the wooded area destined for this week's search ,
Cindy Zarzycki was last seen after being lured to a milk queen in Eastpointe, north of Detroit.
Arthur Ream was convicted of first degree murder in her murder. He was released from prison in 2008 to lead the police to Zarzycki's body. He told the investigators that Zarzycki's body was buried near a stream. He also drew a map of the place and spent about an hour in the search scene with the authorities before returning to jail.
Zarzycki had been with Ream's son at the time of her disappearance. The authorities said Ream, now 68, outwitted her by telling her that he was planning a surprise party for his son.
When he was convicted of Zarzycki's murder, he was serving a 15-year sentence for alleged harassment involving a 14-year-old girl.