Evidence seized from abandoned warehouse could relate to Kimberly King case

Police spent Monday seizing evidence from an old abandoned warehouse in Warren as part of an ongoing investigation relative to the Kimberly King case.

King disappeared in 1979 when she was 12 years old. The suspect in the case, 69-year-old Arthur Ream, is serving a life sentence for the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki. Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says prior to being arrested, Ream ran a carpet business out of a warehouse on Herbert near Frazho and Schoenner. 

"There's a number of items that we're looking at as far as different documents that are being seized, along with some other evidence we feel are evidence in the case," Dwyer said.

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Last May, authorities spent several days looking for King's remains, digging in a wooded area, while also searching for the remains of other girls who went missing in the 1970's and 1980's. It's the same place where Zarzycki was buried. They never found anything, but three months later, they are making headway in the King case.

"We found that quite frankly there was items that we never suspected would be there after all these years," he said.

That's because the warehouse has been abandoned for decades.

"It appears to us that nothing has been disturbed, nothing's been taken, nothing at all since 1994 and that's when our suspect went to prison," Dwyer said.

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Dwyer said the evidence they found could also relate to other cases.