Dozens continue searching Bucks County property in hunt for four missing men

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At least five municipal police departments, the Bucks County Detectives, Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are involved in the search for four young area men who have been missing since last week, District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub said at a news briefing this morning.

DiNardo, who suffers from schizophrenia, confessed Thursday in court to murdering the young men - identified as Mark Sturgis, 22, Tom Meo, 21, Jimi Tar Patrick, 19, and Dean Finocchiaro, 19.

Cosmo DiNardo, the Bucks County man who authorities called "a person of interest" in the disappearance of four men, has been arrested.

Meanwhile, their 20-year-old son Cosmo DiNardo has posted 10% of $1 million bail on a gun charge unrelated to the case of the missing men.

Investigators are searching a property that belongs to the DiNardo family.

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Police say one man went missing Wednesday and three others on Friday.

Authorities have arrested a 20-year-old man whose family owns the sprawling farmland. According to authorities, he tried to sell the vehicle.

A person with firsthand knowledge of a drug dealer's confession to killing four young Pennsylvania men says the man killed them after he felt cheated or threatened during three drug transactions and then burned their bodies. Meo is a diabetic and his medical equipment and insulin was found inside of the vehicle.

Saturday, July 8: A neighbor and her husband who live in the area of the Dinardo family farm near Route 202 and Aquetong Road in Solebury Township hear four rounds of gunfire coming from the general direction of the farm.

Prosecutors have agreed not to seek the death penalty in return for Mr DiNardo's co-operation, he said. His attorney said his client had pleaded guilty and was being held on a $5 million bond.

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Earlier Thursday, investigators worked to excavate a 12-foot grave found to hide human remains on the 90-acre farm.

The details were provided after one of DiNardo's lawyers said Thursday that DiNardo had confessed to killing the missing suburban Philadelphia men and told investigators where their bodies were located.

"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.

While authorities said they're making progress in the search, Weintraub also said foul play is suspected in the disappearances.

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