Arthur Ream, a convicted murderer and rapist with a sickening history of crimes involving young girls, wants police to apologize for besmirching his name. In a bizarre interview with the Detroit Free Press, the Michigan inmate, who is serving life for the 1986 murder of 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki, denies murdering anybody and says police should apologize for accusing him of being a serial killer —and for "wasting" money by digging up a wooded area where they suspect the bodies of four to six girls who disappeared between 1970 and 1982 are buried. Ream, who led police to Zarzycki's body in the area in 2008, says he had no connection to any of the girls and "there's no bodies there that I know of."
The 69-year-old—who admits raping a teen hitchhiker in the 1970s and having sex with numerous other underage girls—claims he only failed a polygraph test about three missing girls because he had considered sending investigators on a wild goose chase with phony maps. He claims Zarzycki, who was dating his son when she disappeared, actually died in an accident. "For the rest of my life and beyond, I'm going to be known as a serial killer," he complains. "It's out there. It can never be taken away." The dig in Macomb Township didn't turn up any bodies, but Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer says nobody will be apologizing to Ream. "If anybody owes an apology, it's him and that's why he's in prison for life for murder and rape," Dwyer says. (Read more serial killer stories.)