At least five municipal police departments, the Bucks County Detectives, Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are involved in the search for four young area men who have been missing since last week, District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub said at a news briefing this morning.
Police said they can not confirm yet if the other remains belonged to the three other people who went missing - namely 19-year-old Jimi Tara Patrick, 22-year-old Mark Sturgis, and 21-year-old Tom Meo.
A lawyer for Cosmo DiNardo, the man linked to the search for four missing men in Pennsylvania, said Thursday that his client had admitted to killing them and had told authorities where to find the bodies.
The Bucks County district attorney didn't comment on the case Thursday night, though his office did tweet news reports of DiNardo's confession.
Multiple sets of human remains were discovered in a 12' deep mass grave on a farm in Bucks County in the past 24 hours. Missing since last week are 22-year-old Mark Sturgis, 19-year-old Jimi Patrick, 21-year-old Tom Meo and 18-year-old Dean Finocchiaro.
A young man who is a resident at the large property was arrested yesterday on suspicion of stealing and attempting to sell a vehicle owned by one of the missing men.
All four victims are believed to be buried on a farm property in Solebury, Pa., owned by DiNardo's family. It's unclear how DiNardo may have known the missing men, if at all.
The attorney, Paul Lang, would not immediately say if there were any conspirators to the homicides, that report says. Patrick disappeared last Wednesday, the other three on Friday. DiNardo was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly trying to sell Tom Meo's 1996 Nissan Maxima for $500.
The person of interest named in the disappearance of the four men in Pennsylvania, Cosmo DiNardo, has confessed to their murders, his defense attorney said Thursday. One of the victims has reportedly been identified as Dean Finocchiaro, 19. DiNardo, rearrested for firearm charges that were previously dismissed, is being held on $1 million bail.
Human remains found in a 12-and-a-half foot deep common grave. He said DiNardo "may or may not be" a part of the investigation in days to come.
Police have received "a ton of leads" and are making progress, but the entire 90-acre (0.14-square-mile) property is of interest to investigators, Weintraub said.