The Bucks County District Attorney announced in a midnight press conference Thursday that human remains have been found in the search for four young men who went missing last week.
Investigators have reportedly discovered the remains of Dean Finocchiaro in a 12.5-foot grave at the Solebury Township property where detectives have been searching for clues for several days. The remains were reportedly discovered by cadaver dogs.
Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg, Montgomery County; Tom Meo, 21, of Plumstead Township; Dean Finocchiario, 19, of Middletown Township; and Jimi Tar Patrick, 19, of Newtown Township (pictured left to right), all went missing between Wednesday and Friday of last week. All of the missing men are believed to know each other. At this time, only Finocchiario has been identified as a homicide victim.
According to NBC Philadelphia, there may be indications of additional remains.
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“This is a homicide,” Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said in the press conference. “We just don’t know how many.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, police arrested the same person of interest twice this week. Cosmo DiNardo, 20, was arrested Monday on unrelated gun charges and was released on bail on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he was arrested again on charges that he stole and attempted to sell a car belonging to one of the missing young men. DiNardo’s family owns the property where the remains were found.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.