Missing 'Boys' Add Up to Big Mystery in Bucks County Pennsylvania

Marie Harrington
July 14, 2017

The other young men still missing are Mark Sturgis, 22, Tom Meo, 21, and Jimi Tar Patrick, 19.

Of note, Fox Philadelphia reported Finocchiaro having been arrested multiple times in the past. The charge stems from accusations that DiNardo was caught with a shotgun and ammunition in February despite a prior involuntary commitment to a mental health institution.

Authorities in Pennsylvania found a body and other human remains during the search of a property connected to a person of interest in the disappearance of four young men.

"I don't understand the science behind it, but those dogs could smell these poor boys 12½ feet below the ground", Weintraub said at a midnight news conference.

Cosmo DiNardo is being held on $5 million bail cash for allegedly stealing Meo's vehicle and trying to sell it for $500.

Police had found Meo's Nissan Maxima on Sunday at 4 a.m. on the Dinardos' property and discovered the car's title, unsigned by Meo, along with his insulin kit for diabetes. Here's what we know about the four men - Dean A. Finocchiaro, Thomas C. Meo, Jimi Tar Patrick and Mark R. Sturgis - whose disappearances have gripped the county and wealthy community where the search has been concentrated. Meo and Sturgis first met DiNardo when he was looking to sell marijuana, one of Meo's friends told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Missing 'Boys' Add Up to Big Mystery in Bucks County Pennsylvania
Missing 'Boys' Add Up to Big Mystery in Bucks County Pennsylvania

The search is primarily taking place on a very large swath of farmland in the Solebury Township, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia. The two were last seen together. He's accused of trying to sell Meo's vehicle after he went missing. His bail was set at $5 million cash after Weintraub argued he was a flight risk.

An arrest was made on Wednesday, which is likely to become a homicide charge after the remains of one of the missing men were discovered buried deep on the farm. "Everybody you talk to about this guy, you hear he's mentally unstable".

At least some of the missing men are friends, but it's unclear how well they knew DiNardo, if at all.

Leading into their search for the missing men, the Federal Bureau of Investigation used heavy equipment digging a deep ditch on the farm property, sifting through each bucket of dirt by hand.

Weintraub said police will "continue digging and searching that property until we're satisfied that they are not there".

Patrick graduated from Holy Ghost Preparatory School in 2016, where Dinardo was also a graduate in 2015, according to Bill Doherty, the school's director of communications. -A license plate reader on Street Road in Solebury Township captures a pickup truck belonging to 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo of Bensalem. We don't pick a person and then try to build a case around that person. He had a few other brushes with the law since turning 18 over traffic violations and other minor infractions.

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