Timeline: From missing-persons case to Bucks County murder plot

Timeline: From missing-persons case to Bucks County murder plot

On Wednesday, a man was arrested in connection to the case. Cosmo DiNardo, 20, of Bensalem has confessed to "participating in or committing" the killings, his attorney said.

NBC Philadelphia reported that police are investigating whether a 20-year-old who was arrested Monday on gun charges from February is connected to the incident, though he is not now considered a suspect.

Dinardo allegedly possessed a 20-gauge shotgun, according to a court documents, even though he was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he was known to be suffering from mental illness and had been involuntarily committed to a mental institution for inpatient care. DiNardo was held on $1 million bail in Bucks County Jail.

DiNardo is a person of interest in the four disappearances and was previously been taken into custody on an unrelated gun charge, authorities said.

Authorities are still working to identify all of the remains but said 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, one of four missing men, was among the bodies.

Of the four #missing men, Newtown Township Police Department said Patrick was reported missing on Thursday after he didn't turn up at work and had no contact with either his family or friends since 6 p.m.

One man vanished Wednesday and three others on Friday, Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said at a news conference Monday.




Released on bail on Tuesday on $100K, DiNardo was arrested a day later after it was revealed he'd tried to sell the automobile of one of the reported missing men over the weekend.

"In exchange for that confession, Mr. DiNardo was promised by the district attorney that he will spare his life by not invoking the death penalty", said Lang. And a second man has been accused of participating in three of the slayings.

The other missing men are Mark Sturgis, 22; Tom Meo, 21; and Jimi Tar Patrick, 21. "We are not sure what we are going to find there, but we are pretty confident that the investigation is proceeding in the direction that we believed that it would". The remains were found more than 12 feet in the ground at the Solebury Township farm of Antonio and Sandra DiNardo.

Authorities had also searched another DiNardo family farm in Solebury, that one on Aquetong Road.

DiNardo's lawyer says his client is remorseful and led investigators to the men's remains.

Weintraub said that cadaver dogs led investigators to the site of the common grave.

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