Fi­nal rest­ing place?

Arthur Ream is al­ready in prison for rape and mur­der. Is he also a se­rial killer?

Real Crime - - Case Notes -

Con­victed in 2008, Arthur Ream is cur­rently serv­ing life for the 1986 mur­der of his son’s girl­friend, 13- year old Cindy Zarzy­cki. It seems his big mouth and a prison snitch might solve any­where be­tween four and six cold cases.

Ream, a mur­derer with a self- con­fessed in­ter­est in un­der­age girls, is al­leged to have ad­mit­ted to sev­eral sim­i­lar mur­ders. In­ves­ti­ga­tors have be­gun search­ing for the re­mains of as many as six teenage girls said to have been buried by Ream in the vicin­ity of Michi­gan’s Ma­comb County.

Ac­cord­ing to a fel­low con­vict, Ream bragged about the mur­ders while al­ready serv­ing life for Cindy Zarzy­cki’s mur­der. Hav­ing taken po­lice to Cindy’s grave, he re­ceived a life sen­tence. The area cur­rently be­ing searched is near to where Ream buried Cindy’s body, al­though Ream has de­nied be­ing a se­rial killer. He’s also de­manded an apol­ogy from the po­lice for ac­cus­ing him.

What­ever the out­come, it’s un­likely to make much dif­fer­ence to Ream’s sit­u­a­tion. Al­ready serv­ing life for the mur­der of a child, he’s un­likely to be paroled. Michi­gan be­ing a non- death penalty state, he won’t be ex­e­cuted ei­ther.

It might, if any fur­ther vic­tims are dis­cov­ered, pro­vide some small clo­sure to their fam­i­lies. They would at least get to give them a proper burial.

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