Pennsylvania authorities say they have found multiple human remains in their determined search for four missing young men, and they can already identify one of them.
Attorney Matthew Weintraub, Bucks County District Attorney, said that the one victim has been identified as 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro. He made the announcement early Thursday morning. Weintraub added that they found all the remains in a 12.5-foot-deep common grave on a sprawling farm in suburban Philadelphia.
Finocchiaro, along with 22-year-old Mark Sturgis, 21-year-old Tom Meo and 19-year-old Jimi Tar Patrick have been missing since last week.
The authorities arrested on Wednesday the son of the property's owners, 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo, on allegations that he attempted to sell one of the missing young men's cars a day after he was last seen. DiNardo is being held on $5 million bail. It was the highest bail ever set by the judge.
A Grand Jury is scheduled to meet on Thursday at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown. The parents of Cosmo DiNardo have also been subpoenaed to appear for the proceedings. The DiNardo family has hired attorney Fortunato Perri, Jr. to represent them.
DiNardo DiNardo has been previously arrested on an unrelated offense, but now he has been arrested and charged with a crime directly related to the investigation on the missing Pennsylvanian young men. He has been charged with the theft of a 1996 Nissan Maxima belonging to one of the missing men, 21-year-old Thomas Meo of Plumstead.
Weintraub also said that Meo's girlfriend told investigators she last heard from him through a text message on July 7. The next day,, Meo's family reported him missing to the police. On July 9, Weintraub said, DiNardo allegedly tried to sell Meo's Nissan to a friend for just $500. Weintraub said investigators already know who that friend is, but they are withholding his identity "for potential safety. “
The stolen vehicle was later discovered at a property belonging to DiNardo's family on Aquetong Road in Solebury Township. The title for the vehicle was unsigned, a good indication that there was no legal exchange of ownership.
Investigators also allegedly found a diabetic kit inside the car. Meo is diabetic, and is known to always carry that "life-saving" kit with him.
DiNardo is charged with theft and receiving stolen property.
Like Meo, Sturgis and Finocchiaro were last seen on July 7. Patrick was last seen on July 5.