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Foul play suspected in disappearances of 4 men in Pennsylvania

Foul play suspected in disappearances of 4 men in Pennsylvania

DiNardo also told investigators where the bodies are, and sources tell FOX 29 the four young Bucks County men were killed over marijuana and a gun, after DiNardo felt threatened during a number of drug transactions.

Of the search on the DiNardo property, Weintraub said, "We're not exactly sure what we're going to find there, but we're pretty confident that the investigation is proceeding in the direction we believed that it would".

At a press conference early Thursday morning, shortly after midnight, Weintraub addressed DiNardo, saying, "I feel that we bought ourselves a little bit of time in charging Mr. DiNardo with the stolen auto case today and getting that 5 million dollar bail".

Defense attorney Paul Lang said, "That full confession was so much that he admitted to his participation or the commission of the four murders". The fourth victim was found buried about a half a mile away with information that DiNardo supplied in exchange for being spared the death penalty.

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.

Authorities arrested the son of the property's owners, 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo, earlier on Wednesday on charges he tried to sell one of the missing men's cars a day after he was last seen. Weintraub says they found all the remains in a 12.5-foot-deep common grave on a sprawling farm in Solebury Township. That 1996 Nissan Maxima was also found on the family's farm.

Earlier Thursday, investigators worked to excavate a 12-foot grave found to hide human remains on the 90-acre farm. The vehicle was found on the DiNardo family property. Patrick was last seen July 5.




The District Attorney considered DiNardo a flight risk and requested a high bail.

His victims, all of whom are residents of Bucks County, mysteriously disappeared last week.

The victims are all from Bucks County - an ex-urb of Philadelphia - and at least three of them knew one another.

Weintraub said there were "additional" human remains but did not mention the other three missing men. Both Kratz and DiNardo have been charged with multiple counts of conspiracy, homicide and abuse of a corpse. Cosmo DiNardo was arrested on Monday for a weapons charge from February.

His previous arrest on Monday stemmed from firearms charges, but he posted bail and was released.

A drug-dealer has confessed to murdering four missing men and burning their bodies at his family's farm in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The Bucks County District Attorney's Office had no response to the lawyer's comments on Thursday night. In seeking US$5 million (NZ$6.8 million) bail on a stolen auto charge this week, prosecutors said he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.


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