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Published: Tue, July 18, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

2 men charged in connection with 4 missing men

2 men charged in connection with 4 missing men

DiNardo and Sean Michael Kratz, both 20, are charged with criminal homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, robbery, abuse of a corpse and possession of a weapon. Patrick disappeared on July 5 and the three others went missing two days later.

Missing case of four men leads the Pennsylvania police officials to a state farmland on early Thursday morning, after digging for sometimes they found several human leftovers in the area, and among them, one of the victims so far have been identified. According to Fox News in their live coverage on Friday, the police are "scrambling" to identify the bodies found in a "mass grave" at the Pennsylvania farm.

Bucks County District Attorney's Office photos show L-R, top row: Dean Finocchiaro, 18, and Tom Meo, 21, L-R bottom row: Jimi Patrick, 19, and Mark Sturgis, 22 as authorities say they are searching for the four missing men in Bucks County, about 40 miles north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 11, 2017.

Dinardo's lawyer, Paul Lang, wouldn't say if Dinardo actually killed any of the victims but said his client admitted to "his participating or commission in the murders of the four young men".

The remains of Dean Finocchiaro, 19, of Middletown, were found on Wednesday in a grave 12-feet deep on a sprawling property in Bucks County owned by the parents of one of the charged suspects, Cosmo DiNardo, according to Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub. He said locating Patrick's body on the 80-acre property independently would have been very hard.

Weintraub said Thursday he does know more about the relationships among the men but can't share more information because he needs to "maintain the integrity of the investigation".

Police said they found Meo's diabetic kit inside the vehicle.

The same day, DiNardo reportedly drove to meet Thomas Meo and Mark Sturgis in Peddler's Village, and the two men got into DiNardo's truck to go to the DiNardo family property to conduct a marijuana transaction.

"We are going to bring each and every one of these lost boys home to their families".

But Patrick only had $800 on him, so DiNardo sold him a shotgun instead - then shot and killed him with a.22 caliber rifle.

Weintraub told a news conference on Friday that he did not know the motive behind the murders. His behavior had been "altered" after he suffered a head injury in an ATV accident a few months ago, and his gun charge cited a history of mental illness. "In exchange for that confession, Mr. Dinardo was promised by the district attorney that he will spare his life by not invoking the death penalty".

"DiNardo's father bailed him out, but he was jailed again later in the week on the stolen-car charges, and bail was set much higher, after a prosecutor said he was a danger to the community because he had been diagnosed as schizophrenic". As a law enforcement official escorted a shackled DiNardo from the courthouse on Thursday, he said "I'm sorry". The Philadelphia Inquirer also reported DiNardo told authorities he had an accomplice.

Weintraub said there was an attempt to burn the bodies, but investigators do not believe it was successful.

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