Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Missing man's cellphone signal led police to Cosmo DiNardo's farm

Missing man's cellphone signal led police to Cosmo DiNardo's farm

On Tuesday, county District Attorney Matthew Weintraub confirmed authorities are concentrating on the farm as the search continues for Mark Sturgis, 22; Tom Meo, 21; Dean Finocchiaro, 19; and and Jimi Tar Patrick, 19.

Investigators found the body of Dean Finocchiaro, 19, who disappeared last Friday, in a "common grave" on the 90-acre farm in Solebury Township, Philadelphia.

Bucks County District Attorney's Office photo of Cosmo DiNardo after his arrest on Monday.

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.

Cosmo DiNardo was being held on US$5 million (NZ$6.83 million) cash bail after he was charged with trying to sell another victim's vehicle after he disappeared. His arrest comes as the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses heavy equipment to search his family's sprawling farm property in Solebury Township during a search for four men who are missing.

The details were provided after one of DiNardo's lawyers said Thursday that DiNardo had confessed to the killings and told investigators where to find the bodies.

The attorney for 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo announced on Thursday that his client admitted to participating in the murder of four young men. DiNardo was arrested on Monday on an unrelated gun charge from a few months ago.

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"We're going to bring each of these lost boys home to their families, one way or another", Weintraub said.

A missing person's report was filed with the Newtown Township Police Department for Patrick on July 6.

Cadaver dogs discovered Finocchiaro's body in the deep grave. DiNardo is prohibited from possessing a firearm because he has a mental illness and had previously been involuntarily committed to a mental health facility. News outlets have reported that cars belonging to both Potash and Meo have been found in the area.

Attorney Paul Lang told reporters the confession came after the district attorney promised not to seek the death penalty. A judge then ordered him held on a $5 million cash bail.

At least three of the men knew each other.

Many developments in the case have been made since they were reported missing, and DiNardo was named a "person of interest" early on in the investigation. "Mr. Dinardo is a person of interest in this case, but sometimes the chasm between being a person of interest and being a person who is accused, arrested and convicted of a crime is so wide that we never cross it".

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