The Latest: Excavation resumes for remains of missing girls

The Latest: Excavation resumes for remains of missing girls
In this March 6, 2017 photo released by the Michigan Department of Corrections, Arthur Ream is shown. Police are digging in woods northeast of Detroit near where the body of a 13-year-old girl who went missing in 1986 was found more than a decade ago. In 2008, Ream led police to the area and the remains of Cindy Zarzycki who disappeared. Zarzycki had been dating Ream's son at the time of her disappearance. Arthur Ream was convicted of her murder and is serving life in prison. (Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on police excavations in Detroit area as part of cold case investigation (all times local):

10:50 a.m.

Authorities have resumed excavating a wooded area in southeastern Michigan, hoping to uncover the remains of a 12-year-old girl and up to six other girls reported missing decades ago.

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says crews are digging Wednesday morning at the site in Macomb Township for the remains of Kimberly King. The FBI and other agencies spent Tuesday at the site about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of downtown Detroit.

King was last seen in 1979 in Warren. Police began searching the site after interviewing a man serving life in prison for killing another girl whose body was found buried nearby.

Dwyer says four to six other girls could be buried there.

King’s sister, Konnie Beyma, told The Associated Press that she has contacted detectives and is hoping to recover Kimberly’s remains.

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12:20 a.m.

Authorities are set to resume excavation work in a wooded area northeast of Detroit for the remains of a 12-year-old girl and the bodies of up to six other girls reported missing.

Warren police, the FBI and other agencies spent Tuesday digging through dirt and vegetation at the site in Macomb Township for the remains of Kimberly King. The work is expected to restart on Wednesday.

King was last seen in 1979 in Warren. Police began searching the Macomb Township site after speaking with a man serving life in prison for the slaying of another girl whose body was found near the wooded area about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of downtown Detroit.

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says the bodies of four to six other girls reported missing may be buried at the site and that the excavation may take several days.