Former Assistant Prosecutor says he doubts Arthur Ream is a serial killer

Posted at 4:59 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 18:32:44-04

Former Assistant Macomb County Prosecutor Steven Kaplan, who is now the township supervisor in West Bloomfield, tells 7 Action News he doubts Arthur Ream is a serial killer. 

“It’s my view Cindy Zarzycki is most likely his only homicide victim,” he said. 


Kaplan added that Ream killed that 13-year-old girl because she was a friend of Ream’s son Scott. 


“He propositioned her, she rebuffed him and he killed her,” Kaplan said.   


Ream showed police where be buried Zarzyci after being convicted of her murder without the body and he is doing life in prison without parole. 


Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer tells 7 Action News their strategy digging for answers in what could be the murders of six girls from decades ago is changing.  He says a new site could be searched next week.


During the day Friday, a road grader was used to shave off layers of soil and people using shovels and metal detectors delicately searched for skeletal remains.  He says they have found some possible physical evidence but won’t reveal what it is. 


Dwyer says volunteers with metal detectors will continue working over the weekend and Warren Police will be back on Monday.  He says Michigan State Police assisted with a profiler and did the Polygraph in the case and remain on standby.  Dwyer also says the FBI is assisting and getting new tips from the public.


Ream has been called by Dwyer a serial killer and may be responsible for several other murders.  Dwyer says 4 to 6 victims could have been buried at the site.