FBI Digs Field In Macomb Twp For Missing Kimberly King [VIDEO]

Kimberly has never been seen since 

WWJ News
August 20, 2019 - 3:28 pm

(WWJ) One family hopes opening the dirt in Macomb County could help them fill a hole in their family. 

It was September 1979 when Kimberly King, 12, called her then 16-year-old sister Konnie Beyma from a pay phone in Warren. She said she was on the corner of their grandparent's street in Warren and she was looking for their older sister. Beyma told her it was late and she needed to go back home.

Kimberly has never been seen since. 

"Where did she go? Why did someone take the time and trouble and effort to put her somewhere where she couldn't be recovered. Why?" Beyma asked those questions while investigators are once again digging up a field in Macomb Township, near 23 Mile Road and North Avenue, where the remains of another teen were uncovered 10 years ago.

This is the second time in two years, authorities have dug in the area since Arthur Ream flunked a polygraph test and bragged in prison about killing numerous girls.

Ream, 69, is serving a life sentence for the death of Cindy Zarzycki, a murdered 13-year-old from Eastpointe whose body was found 10 years ago. He's also a suspect in the case of Kellie Brownlee, who was 17 when she was last seen at Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi in 1982, and Kim Larrow, who was 15 when she disappeared in 1981 in Canton.

Interest in King's story was sparked by a true crime podcast that featured the mystery of her disappearance, and for that her sister is grateful.

Now, investigators are working on what Beyma calls their "last and best shot to find these girls."

A dig team from the FBI told WWJ's Jon Hewett their job is to "essentially provide manpower for this dig." Overall, the effort involves the FBI, Warren and Canton Police, the Macomb County Sheriff's Department, and Michigan State Police.  

"Our goal here is to do a very thorough search of this area," Mara Schneider with the FBI told Hewett. She added that it's basically the same team searching the same area as a year ago. 

"Multiple investigations have led us to this location and we are hoping to bring justice to victims and closure to their families," the Macomb County Sheriff's Department said in a press release.

Beyma says she's thankful for the new investigation and hopes the digging will lead to her little sister being found and eventually laid to rest next to their grandparents almost 40-years after Kimberly's disappearance.