Cosmo DiNardo confesses to 4 Bucks County killings

Trevor Jackson
July 16, 2017

PEOPLE confirms that Paul Lang, one of the lawyers representing 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo, staged a media briefing on Thursday evening where he announced that his client had "confessed" to helping kill the four men, whom police have been searching for since they disappeared last week.

Weintraub says additional human remains were found inside the grave at the Solebury Township property owned by the family of a person of interest in the case.

Finocchiaro's remains were found, Weintraub said in a press conference early Thursday.

The missing men are identified as 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, 19-year-old Jimi Tar Patrick, 21-year-old Tom Meo and 22-year-old Mark Sturgis.

Meo is one of four men between 19 and 22 years old who went missing over several days last week within miles of each other.

On Wednesday, a man was arrested in connection to the case.

One of the four missing men was last seen on Wednesday last week while the other three vanished Friday.

A court affidavit said he had a history of mental illness and had been involuntarily committed to an institution for inpatient care.

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The 20-year-old suburban Philadelphia man held on millions of dollars in bail as a person of interest in the disappearance of four men has confessed to killing them, reports say. DiNardo was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly trying to sell Tom Meo's 1996 Nissan Maxima for $500.

Weintraub said the investigation doesn't focus exclusively on Dinardo and "is still wide open". Investigators fear foul play is involved in the disappearances, and say they're investigating how the four men know each other.

In exchange for the confession, Lang told CBS3's David Spunt that DiNardo won't face the death penalty. "We just don't know how many homicides, we have yet to know the answer to that question", the District Attorney said.

One of DiNardo's grandfathers, also named Cosmo DiNardo, owned numerous properties and eventually shared a real estate deal with his son Antonio before handing over the business entirely to him.

DiNardo is now only being held on firearms charges but he is considered a suspect of interest in the disappearances of the four men.

The body found today was that of 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro. In seeking $5 million bail on a stolen vehicle charge this week, prosecutors said he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

"They work in shifts due to the exhausting day-to-day conditions, the heat, the dust, the humidity, but they have to be ordered to stand down from their shifts so that they can be replaced", said Weintraub.

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