Police begin digging for seven girls missing in the U.S. since the '70s

Police begin digging for seven girls missing in the U.S. since the '70s

Police have started digging at a Michigan farm, searching for seven missing girls in what is being described as a ‘serial killer’s burial site’.

news.com.au reports Detectives are convinced they are in a strip of land the size of a football field.  The dig is taking place within a 10 hectare search area to find the missing girls.

This is despite the fact convicted child rapist, murderer and suspected serial killer Arthur Nelson Ream, was “uncooperative” in the current search.

In 2008, Arthur Ream led police to the area and the remains of Cindy Zarzycki who disappeared in 1986 after being lured to a Dairy Queen. Zarzycki had been dating Ream’s son at the time of her disappearance. Authorities said Ream tricked her by telling her that he was planning a surprise party for his son.

Ream, 68, was convicted of first-degree murder and is serving life in prison. He already was serving time for a separate 1996 criminal sexual conduct case.

You can read TIME’s take on the case HERE.

And The Daily Mail has more HERE.

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