Man Arrested In Connection With The Disappearance Of Four Pennsylvania Men

Geneva Matthews
July 14, 2017

Cadaver dogs led authorities to the spot on the 90-acre farm in Solebury Township where they discovered the remains inside a 12½-foot-deep common grave.

The body of Dean Finocchiaro, 19, who is pictured above on the right, was identified.

"Make no mistake about it: We don't know how many homicides", Weintraub said.

Weintraub did not say whether the rest of the bodies were identified as the other three missing men, but said recovery efforts will resume Thursday morning. The district attorney said investigators will not stop until they "bring each and every one of these lost boys home to their families". Finocchiaro, Mark Sturgis, 22; and Tom Meo, 21, vanished on Friday.

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.

On Monday, police arrested Cosmo Dinardo on a prior felony weapons charge and are now considering him a person of interest.

"We're going to start looking seriously at the homicide charges and in fact we already have pursued that option", Weintraub said, noting he could not comment on the type of homicide. In Pennsylvania, a district attorney's office may ask a police department to rearrest a person if the case's statute of limitations has not expired.

Weintraub said on Wednesday afternoon that DiNardo is back in custody for stealing a vehicle owned by Meo. DiNardo reportedly tried to sell Meo's auto to a friend for $500 a few days later.

Police teams searching for four missing men have made a heartbreaking discovery. Large makeshift tents were set up across the property, and investigative teams dug for evidence using large machinery.

Meo is a diabetic, yet his life-saving diabetic kit was still in the vehicle, Weintraub said.

DiNardo is being held on $5 million cash bail.

Meo's girlfriend told investigators that she had been texting with him on Friday until just before 7 p.m.

Jimi Patrick, Tom Meo and Mark Sturgis still have yet to be found.

Weintraub said he suspected foul play. Other #Human Remains were also uncovered and authorities are in the process of identifying them.

"I don't know how this is going to end up, unfortunately, but I am confident that we are going to get to the bottom of this", Weintraub said.

Though it's not entirely clear how all of the missing men might be connected, most, if not all, of them are believed to have known each other.

"I don't understand the science behind it, but those dogs could smell these poor boys 12-1/2 feet below the ground", Weintraub said.

In the February gun charge he still faces, DiNardo is accused of illegally being in possession of a shotgun and ammunition because of a previous involuntary commitment to a mental health institution.

Weintraub stated: "We've been treating this from the outset as a criminal investigation and nothing has deterred that from this point".

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