What a horror story. Authorities in Bucks County, Pennsylvania have found the bodies of four missing young men along with other human remains in a 12-and-a-half foot grave on a 90 acre, $5M farm. This grisly discovery was made yesterday. And a drug-dealing schizophrenic who had bragged about killing other people is the owner. The Solebury, Pennsylvania farm belongs to the family of 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo. The four young men went missing last week over a span of three days. Officials later announced early Thursday that cadaver dogs found human remains on the DiNardo family’s Lower York Road farm and one set of the remains was identified as that of Finocchiaro… one of the missing men.
They have now been identified as Dean A. Finocchiaro, 19, of Middletown, Pennsylvania, Jimi Tar Patrick, 19, Mark Sturgis, 22 and Tom Meo, 21. The police caught DiNardo when he tried to sell one of the men’s vehicles. He is their only suspect and they definitely believe he is the killer. The families of the victims are devastated. Patrick disappeared on Wednesday of last week. The other three, who were all friends, went missing on Friday. Cadaver dogs have now found other remains as well. DiNardo sold marijuana and guns. He boasted of killing someone over a debt too. Many have said he is mentally unstable.
DiNardo and his victim Patrick both attended Holy Ghost Preparatory School. They both belong to a public Facebook page that buys and sells sneakers. He has a Flickr account as well that shows 187 photos of shoes, including Nikes and Air Jordans. Some of the pics from 2014 show bullets next to the shoes.
DiNardo was first arrested Monday of last week on outstanding firearms charges, but he was released on bail. He was re-arrested on Wednesday. Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub says they are not sure how many bodies they have discovered. Forensics will have to determine that. They are now treating this as a homicide…. ya think? This guy is a serial killer. Evidently finding the bodies on the farm was not easy and an exhaustive search has been conducted. DiNardo is an heir to a massive Pennsylvania real estate fortune. He will need $5 million in cash if he wants to make bail and in fact, bail should have been denied here. This guy is a flight risk.
This is the largest search in recent history – it involves backhoes and other earth-moving equipment. But they finally found the graves. DiNardo will have a hearing on July 31st. The police will keep searching the family’s massive property holdings. DiNardo has not been charged with the disappearances of the men… yet. He has been charged with car theft, for stealing the car of one of the missing men. He’s a ‘person of interest’. Neighbors say they heard gunshots on the property over the weekend and there was a large bonfire.
In February, DiNardo had bought a gun and ammunition despite having a history of mental illness which included a voluntary stint in a mental hospital, court documents say. The FBI has been called in on all this now and it is going to be a huge story. Officers are using brooms, shovels, and buckets along with big equipment to search methodically for other bodies.
Officers were led to the DiNardo’s home on Saturday night after tracking the signal of one of the missing men’s cell phones. That’s when they found one of the men’s car parked in the garage. The police have a number of ‘incredibly hot leads’. The evidence is piling up – but they already have enough with the bodies it would seem. “We are going to bring each and everyone one of these lost boys home to their families, one way or another,” Weintraub said.