FBI, police search for 4 missing men in Pennsylvania

Marie Harrington
July 16, 2017

Police searched the Solebury, Pennsylvania, farm owned by 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo's family after four young men disappeared for three days last week, the Daily Mail reported.

Remains of one of the missing men, 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, were found in a 12-foot-deep grave on the property Wednesday, Bucks District Attorney Matthew Weintraub had said.

DiNardo told authorities the location of the four bodies, Lang said, adding that in exchange for the full confession, the District Attorney's Office promised that the death penalty would not be sought.

The missing men are identified as 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, 19-year-old Jimi Tar Patrick, 21-year-old Tom Meo and 22-year-old Mark Sturgis.

Jimi Patrick, Mark Sturgis, Tom Meo, and Dean Finocchiaro all went missing almost a week ago.

According to NBC Philadelphia, Cosmo DiNardo was arrested after attempting to sell a auto belonging to one of the missing young men, Tom Meo.

Sturgis' father said Meo and his son went missing last week after being seen in the Solebury area, according to WPVI.

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Authorities had charged DiNardo earlier this year with having a gun despite an involuntary mental health commitment. Both Meo and Sturgis' cars were reportedly found. Meo is a diabetic and his medical equipment and insulin was found inside of the auto.

DiNardo's lawyer announced that his client had admitted to the killings and was co-operating with investigators.

"As parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dinardo sympathize with the parents and families of the missing young men and they are cooperating in every way possible with the investigation being conducted by law enforcement", the statement read.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Eric Beitz of Bensalem said that he and his friends had hung out often in recent weeks with Cosmo DiNardo, and said DiNardo came off as agreeable on the surface but routinely sold firearms, spoke about killing people, and seemed to have "ulterior motives".

"It's 90-plus acres, and we are going through it with the equivalent of a fine-tooth comb", Weintraub said. "But if others arise and we can name them, we will", he said.

Meo's vehicle was found at a property owned by the Dinardo family, according to a criminal affidavit.

While at the time of writing, it is unknown whether DiNardo is suspected to be involved in the disappearance of the four men, he is now being held on $1 million bail.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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