The search for several missing Michigan girls continues.
Investigators said they are making progress in the cold cases.
The girls have been missing for decades. One of them, 12-year-old Kimberly King, was last seen in 1979.
Police said she is one of several girls convicted murderer Arthur Ream bragged about killing to fellow prisoners.
That led police and the FBI to a wooded area in Macomb County.
“I hope they find something to give closure to those families. It has got to be terrible,” said Terry, neighbor.
Terry lives in the area where the digging is taking place. She didn’t want to use her last name.
The Macomb Township neighborhood is about 30 miles northeast of Detroit. Police have spent the last four days searching for the remains of up to six teenage girls.
This is the same area where 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki was found in 2008.
Terry said that feels like it was yesterday.
“How sad it was. I remember when that girl was missing. I know where she was the time she went missing. Really feels personal, you know,” Terry said.
Ream was convicted in 2008 for killing Cindy, who was last seen in 1986.
Based on recent interviews with Ream, police believe he may have been a serial killer.
They are now searching for the remains of Kimberly. They also believe Ream could be connected to several other cold case slayings.
Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said they did find something of significance while digging on Wednesday. He said it wasn’t human remains, but it does lead police to believe they are looking in the right spot.
Investigators said Ream bragged to other inmates in prison about killing several other girls in the Detroit area.
“It’s just so sad,” Terry said.
Investigators said Ream is no longer cooperating with authorities on the search.
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