UPDATE: Man admits to killing 4 in Pennsylvania, reveals location of bodies

NEW HOPE, Pa. (AP/NBC) – A defense attorney for a jailed man connected to the search for four missing men in Pennsylvania says his client has admitted killing the four and told authorities the location of the bodies.

Lawyer Paul Lang said Thursday his client Cosmo DiNardo confessed to “the four murders” and is ready to plead guilty to four counts of first-degree murder. He says his client has deep remorse.

Authorities found the body of one of the men, 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, buried at a farm in Solebury Township farm. The other men missing are 22-year-old Mark Sturgis, 21-year-old Tom Meo and 19-year-old Jimi Tar Patrick. Patrick went to college in Maryland.

Lang says prosecutors agreed to take the death penalty off the table in return for DiNardo’s cooperation. There has been no immediate comment from prosecutors.

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11:30 a.m.

Authorities are digging deeper into a hole where they found the body of one of four missing Pennsylvania men along with other human remains during their search of a sprawling farm property.

Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said at a Thursday morning news conference that the 12½ -foot-deep (3.66-meter-deep) common grave on the Solebury Township farm where they found the body of 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro is getting deeper by the minute.

He also asked the public to keep sending in tips that could lead them to the bodies.

The other men missing are 22-year-old Mark Sturgis, 21-year-old Tom Meo and 19-year-old Jimi Tar Patrick. Authorities have said they’re looking at pursuing homicide charges against a 20-year-old man who was taken into custody Wednesday.

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2:10 a.m.

Investigators say they’ve found the body of one of four missing young men along with other human remains buried on a Pennsylvania farm.

Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said at a news conference early Thursday morning that cadaver dogs led them to the spot on the farm in Solebury Township where they found human remains inside a 12 ½-foot-deep (3.66-meter-deep) common grave.

The body identified was that of 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro.

The other remains have not yet been ID’d. Authorities say they’re starting to look at pursuing homicide charges against a 20-year-old man who was taken into custody earlier Wednesday and whose parents own the farm.

Cosmo DiNardo is accused of trying to sell another victim’s car after he disappeared. An attorney representing DiNardo’s parents says the couple is cooperating with the investigation.


NEW HOPE, Pa. (NBC)- After days of searching for four missing you men near Philadelphia, police say they have found human remains.

Authorities say they can also identify one victim.

After days of searching for four missing men in Pennsylvania, police make a gruesome discovery.

“We have found human remains in an approximately 12-and-a-half-foot common grave,” said Matt Weintraub, Bucks County DA.
“We can no identify Dean Finocchiaro, 19-years-old, of Middle Town as one of the people buried in that grave.”

Police say additional human remains were found in that grave.

Police made the discovery during a painstaking search of a 90 acre property owned by the family of a man called a person of interest.

That person of interest, 20-year-old Cosmo Dinardo, was arrested for allegedly stealing and trying to sell a car owned by one of the missing men.

The mystery started last Wednesday when 19-year-old Jimi Tar Patrick disappeared.

Three other men, 22-year-old Mark Sturgis, 21-year-old Tom Meo and 18-year-old Dean Finocchiaro were last seen on Friday.

Police believe the men all knew one another.

Now the families of the four victims are grieving as they wait for answers.

The district attorney says he will now look “very closely” at filing homicide charges in the case.

NBC’s Dan Scheneman reports.

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