Police in Michigan say they have unearthed the body of a 13-year-old girl after being led to the body by the man convicted of killing her in 1986.

Eastpointe police Cpl. Martin Genter Sr. says authorities confirmed that searchers found the remains of Cindy Zarzycki on Wednesday evening.

Genter says the body was found where Arthur Nelson Ream led police after being temporarily released from prison earlier in the day.

The body was found north of Detroit in Macomb Township. That's where Cindy was last seen alive on April 20, 1986.

Ream was convicted of first-degree murder June 18 and is to be sentenced this month to life in prison. He is already serving 15 years on an unrelated sex charge.