Cosmo DiNardo Confesses to Killing 4 Men in Pa., Lawyer Says

Lawyer Man admits involvement in murders of 4 missing men

Bucks County DA via CNN

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.

Late Wednesday, detectives revealed the discovery of multiple bodies in a 12-foot deep common grave on a sprawling farm in Solebury, Pennsylvania, owned by DiNardo's family.

Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub says he suspects foul play in the four men's disappearance.

Earlier Thursday, police said they'd identified a body they'd discovered on DiNardo's parents' Bucks County property as that of Finocchiaro. The other young men still missing are Mark Sturgis, 22, Tom Meo, 21, and Jimi Tar Patrick, 19.

Their 20-year-old son, Cosmo DiNardo, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing a vehicle owned by Meo.

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Pennsylvania police took Cosmo DiNardo and Sean Kratz, both 20 years old, into custody, charging them with conspiracy, robbery, and murder, among other things, USA Today reported.

Also on Monday, police began to focus their search on farmland owned by the DiNardo family in Solebury Township.

Authorities had charged DiNardo earlier this year with having a gun despite an involuntary mental health commitment. He was charged with stealing Meo's 1996 Nissan Maxima and trying to sell it to a friend for $500.

DiNardo has agreed to plead guilty to four first-degree murder counts, lawyer Paul Lang said.

On Sunday evening, state police searched a home along Aquetong Road in Solebury Township and found a auto belonging to one of the teens in a garage.

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Weintraub said the investigation doesn't focus exclusively on Dinardo and "is still wide open".

"I don't know how this is going to end up, unfortunately, but I am confident that we are going to get to the bottom of this", Weintraub said.

Speaking to the Associated Press, a person with first-hand knowledge of the case claimed Cosmo DiNardo, 20, was a paranoid drug dealer who felt cheated or threatened by the four victims after serving them up at different times.

Beitz, who said people say DiNardo is "mentally unstable", believe it was DiNardo who last saw his friend alive.

The new report also reveals that DiNardo became a person of interest in the investigation after witnesses reportedly saw him with the young men before they disappeared.

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