Two Arrested For Murders of Four Missing Pennsylvania Men

Posted July 16, 2017

Thomas Meo and Mark Sturgis were ready to buy some pot.

Police say the two suspects are cousins. He used a backhoe to move the body into a metal tank. The bodies of the remaining men were later identified in the same grave.

Police early on focused on DiNardo as a person of interest in the case of the missing men, after a signal from Finocchiaro's cellphone was traced to DiNardo's family farm. Both were being held in jail without bail.

"We have now received the official announcement of the death of Jimi Patrick, Class of 2020".

A person with first-hand knowledge of his confession said Cosmo DiNardo killed the four separately after selling them marijuana and then burned their bodies at his family's farm.

The DiNardo family's lawyer, Fortunato Perri Jr., had previously said in a statement that Cosmo DiNardo's parents are cooperating with law enforcement.

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The mystery of the four men's disappearances has transfixed the Philadelphia area over the past week, taking a grisly turn when human remains were discovered in a 12½-foot-deep grave on a farm.

Investigators located Patrick's body Thursday.

In exchange for this admission, Dinardo hopes to be able to avoid the death penalty, according to his lawyer.

Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said that the remains were located in a makeshift grave that was nearly 13-feet deep on the property.

"As we are all deeply affected by this news, I encourage you to take care of yourself".

In exchange for DiNardo's cooperation, Lang said, prosecutors would not seek the death penalty. The homeowner later posted the video to his Facebook page, where a witness - whose neighbor was dating Kratz at the time - identified him in the footage, the document states.

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"I'm not sure I could if we could ever answer that question", he said at a news conference Friday afternoon.

In his confession, Dinardo detailed a series of shocking killings with no clear motive.

On Thursday, his attorney was in Philadelphia court to request a continuance for further investigation in that case. Authorities believe one was killed on July 5, and three were killed on July 7. Dinardo then took him to a remote part of the property, gave him a shotgun, and then shot and killed him with a 22 caliber rifle, according to the affidavit. It's believed that DiNardo and Kratz used construction equipment from his father's business to dig a hole on the 90-acre property.

On July 7, Dinardo agreed to sell a quarter-pound of marijuana to Finocchiaro, the affidavit states. When Dinardo was headed to Finocchiaro's home, he stopped and picked up his cousin, Kratz, and, court documents note the pair came up with a plan to rob Finocchiaro instead.

In June 2016, surveillance video caught him and an accomplice breaking into a shed on a property on the 6400 block of Dorcas Street and walking away with a leaf blower, weed whacker and a box containing tools, all valued at $1,000, according to the probable cause affidavit filed for his arrest. When they made it to the barn, Kratz shot Finocchario in the head. However, Kratz told police that Dinardo was the one who shot Finocchiaro. Finocchiaro's body was then placed in a blue tarp and he was tossed into the pig roaster.

Local residents, who spoke to the newspaper on the condition of anonymity because they were fearful to talk, claimed DiNardo dealt marijuana.

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The location is less than 2 miles from the location where Meo's vehicle was found in the garage of DiNardo's parents property on the 2800 block of Aquetong Road and less than a mile from where Mark Sturgis' vehicle was found in Peddler's Village, which is a tourist destination.