Body of Missing Pennsylvania Man Found Near Other Human Remains; 1 Arrested

Kristopher Drake
July 14, 2017

Weintraub talked at 11 a.m. about the stifling heat, humidity and dust at the site of a 12-foot deep common grave on a 90-acre property owned by the parents of a person of interest in the case.

One of the victims has reportedly been identified as Dean Finocchiaro, 19.

Earlier Wednesday, Weintraub said police would "continue digging and searching that property until we're satisfied that they are not there".

"Other remains were found on a sprawling farm in suburban Philadelphia but they still needed to be identified", authorities said of the search in New Hope, according to the AP.

"We're going to bring each of these lost boys home to their families, one way or another", Weintraub said. The other young men still missing are Mark Sturgis, 22, Tom Meo, 21, and Jimi Tar Patrick, 19.

A man authorities have called a person of interest in the search for four missing Pennsylvania men has been re-arrested, this time for allegedly stealing and trying to sell a auto belonging to one of the missing men. Over the weekend, authorities from several local and state law enforcement agencies - along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation - launched an extensive criminal search effort, focusing on a sprawling farm belonging to DiNardo's parents and located in a rural area about 40 miles north of Philadelphia. -Meo's mother calls police to report him missing.

Eric Beitz, 20, of Bensalem, said Wednesday that he and his friends had spent time recently with DiNardo, who seemed to have "ulterior motives".

Authorities found the vehicle on Sunday, along with Meo's auto keys and title, in a garage on a Solebury Township property owned by DiNardo's parents, Weintraub said.

While the search intensified, Dinardo was arrested and accused of stealing and attempting to sell Meo's 1996 Nissan Maxima.


Pictured, missing Bucks County, PA man, Dean Finocchiaro and his parents. -Bail for DiNardo is set at $5 million cash.

Meo is a diabetic, yet his life-saving diabetic kit was still in the vehicle, Weintraub said.

Dinardo was arrested on Monday, and later released on bail, on an unrelated felony firearms charge, said Weintraub.

Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg, was last seen on Friday, July 7.

A classmate at the district attorney's late-night news conference disclosing that remains had been found called Patrick a "people person". The charge stems from accusations that DiNardo was caught with a shotgun and ammunition in February despite a prior involuntary commitment to a mental health institution.

"I am very, very pleased, paradoxically, with our progress", Weintraub said. It is unclear whether Patrick knows any or all of the men, but Patrick and DiNardo appear to be Facebook friends.

Jimi Patrick, Tom Meo and Mark Sturgis still have yet to be found.

The men's disappearances have rankled the community, and about 100 residents and reporters gathered at a shopping mall a few miles from the property waiting for updates about them. Those 'other human remains' have yet to have been identified. We're going to see this investigation to the end.

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