Michigan authorities are excavating the woods in Macomb Township in connection to the Arthur Ream case. Investigators believe that he could have been involved in the disappearances of at least six other girls besides the murder of Cindy Zarzycki. Among his possible victims is Kim Larrow, a teen who went missing in 1981.
An Old Case Revisited
Authorities are digging up the woods in Macomb Township, around 30 miles outside Detroit, in search for the remains of Kimberley King who went missing in 1979. King is believed to be a victim of Arthur Ream, who led police to Cindy Zarzycki’s remains in the same area in 2008.
|About Kim Marie Larrow|
|Height||5'5" (at time of disappearance)|
|Weight||125 lbs (at time of disappearance)|
|Date of Birth||December 17, 1965|
|Date of Disappearance||June 8, 1981|
|Missing From||Canton, MI|
Ream was convicted of her murder and now, a decade later, investigators believe he is responsible for the deaths of six other teenage girls who disappeared decades ago. Police believe that the other victims are buried in the same area where Zarzycki was found.
Among the possible victims include Kimberly King, 17-year-old Kellie Brownlee who disappeared in 1982, and Kim Larrow, a 15-year-old who was reported missing in 1981.
Authorities haven’t yet named the other victims. They believe that the girls had no connection to (nor knew) each other.
Who Is Kim Larrow?
Kim Larrow was 15 when she disappeared in 1981. Like the other girls believed to be Ream’s victims, hers was a cold case.
Born on December 17, 1965, the missing persons report describes Larrow as a white female with blonde hair and blue eyes.
The details are obscure, but it appears as though Larrow’s parents didn’t live together. She was initially living with her father in Dundee, Michigan before she moved to Beaufort Drive in Canton Township to live with her mother, Lucy Larrow.
Larrow had only been living in Canton a week before she went missing on June 8, 1981. She was reportedly last seen at an ice-cream parlor near Sheldon Road and Ann Arbor Road.
Larrow left her mother’s home to visit a friend at the shop. They reportedly made plans to meet later in the day at Haggerty Field in Hines Park, a common local hangout for teens.
However, Larrow never showed up at Haggerty Field, and there’s no indication that she went home either.
Larrow Had a History of Running Away
Initial reports about Larrow’s disappearance claim that she had a tendency to run away from home. With no evidence of foul-play, it was viewed as a mere missing persons case rather than a crime.
Larrow reportedly had a rebellious streak and hung out with the “party” crowd. She ran away from home twice in 1979 and 1980. One time, she hitchhiked to Florida with a friend without informing her family.
Despite being a chronic runaway, Larrow didn’t have any issues. However, her case wasn’t actively investigated, especially when her mother refused to cooperate with authorities.
Almost three decades later, in 2008 (the same year Cindy Zarzycki’s body was found), Larrow’s family reopened her case. Her half-sister, Andrea Stadwick, and cousin, Robert Cooper (who worked in law enforcement) were troubled by the family’s indifference to Larrow’s disappearance.
But Cooper went above and beyond to re-investigate the case. On his urging, investigators looked into her disappearance.
At that time, Cooper wasn’t ruling out the possibility of Larrow being dead. “I think we’re looking for a body. I’m treating it like that,” he said. He intended to keep looking for his cousin until he exhausted all options.
Investigators are still digging the woods in Southeast Michigan for remains of missing girls. So far, there are no reports of human remains being found in Macomb Township.
As of 2008, Larrow’s father was deceased. Her mother was reportedly living in Arizona and refused to speak about her missing daughter.