Pennsylvania Man Confesses To Killing 4 Missing Men Found In Common Grave

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Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub identified the victim as 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro.

Cosmo Dinardo has confessed to killing four young men, in exchange for the death penalty being taken off the table.

"We here are utilizing every resource at our disposal to try to find these four missing men and to solve this case", Weintraub said. The other men missing are 22-year-old Mark Sturgis and 21-year-old Tom Meo, along with Jimi Taro Patrick, a rising sophomore and business major at Loyola.

The Associated Press reports 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, one of the missing men was identified among the remains. DiNardo was taken into custody on Wednesday on receiving stolen property charges for the alleged theft of a auto belonging to Meo.

The property on which police found Finocchiaro's remains belongs to DiNardo's father.

DiNardo was once involuntarily committed to a psychiatric center for his mental problems, and was charged earlier this year for having a gun in spite of the commitment. Both Meo and Sturgis' cars were reportedly found.

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A person with firsthand knowledge of DiNardo's confession said he killed the men after he felt cheated or threatened during three drug transactions and then burned their bodies at his family's farm. DiNardo was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly trying to sell Tom Meo's 1996 Nissan Maxima for $500. "But if others arise and we can name them, we will". Weintraub also confirmed DiNardo is the son of the owners of a Solebury Township property investigators have been combing over "with the equivalent of a fine-toothed comb".

A friend of DiNardo's told HuffPost earlier this week that DiNardo's behavior was altered after he suffered a head injury in a dirt bike accident a few months ago. The other three bodies were found in 12 1/2-foot-deep common grave below an oil tank that had been converted into a cooker.

Authorities arrested a man Monday on unrelated charges though they called him a "person of interest" in the disappearance of the four men.

"This painstaking process will go on, we're not done yet", Weintraub said.

DiNardo, who is diagnosed with schizophrenia, is being held on $5 million bond after Wednesday's arrest.

Despite the discovery of the two cars, Weintraub said Monday that he didn't have any major breaks in the case, and anticipated a possible lengthy investigation.

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