NEW HOPE, Pennsylvania — Investigators are painstakingly excavating the 12.5-foot-deep grave the place the physique of certainly one of 4 lacking males and different human stays have been discovered, Bucks County District Lawyer Matthew Weintraub stated Thursday.
The physique — recognized as Dean Finocchiaro, 19 — was found Wednesday on a sprawling property in suburban Philadelphia. Further human stays have been discovered inside a “widespread grave” however haven’t been recognized, Weintraub stated.
“We aren’t carried out but. This can be a murder, make no mistake about it,” Weintraub informed reporters. “We simply don’t know what number of homicides.”
Listed here are the important thing developments within the investigation:
• Investigators are combing the property for a fifth day.
• The son of the property house owners has been arrested on fees associated to the investigation.
• Weintraub declined to call any suspects within the murder.
• The lacking Pennsylvania males are between the ages of 19 and 22.
Finocchiaro, who was final seen at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, was one of many 4 younger males who mysteriously disappeared final week.
The “all arms on deck” investigation into their whereabouts has centered on a farmland property in Solebury Township owned by Antonio and Sandra Dinardo. Native and state police and the FBI are concerned within the search.
Cadaver canine led authorities to find the grave on the property Wednesday, Weintraub stated.
Cosmo Dinardo, 20, the son of the property house owners, was arrested Wednesday and accused of stealing and trying to promote the car of Thomas Meo, one other of the lacking males. Dinardo is accused of making an attempt to promote the 1996 Nissan Maxima a day after Meo was reported lacking.
The Dinardo household owns a cement and development firm referred to as Cosan LLC.
Investigators resumed their excavation of the grave Thursday for extra proof and to determine the opposite stays.
“We’re going to deliver every and everybody considered one of these misplaced boys house to their households, a method or one other,” Weintraub stated.
Finocchiaro and the three others went lacking over a number of days final week inside miles of one another.
The primary to fade was Jimi Patrick of Newtown Township. He was final seen at 6 p.m. on July 5 and was reported lacking the subsequent day after he had no contact with buddies or household.
Police say the Loyola College Maryland scholar, 19, additionally didn’t present up for work. He was a beer runner at a restaurant-bar in close by Doylestown, CNN affiliate WPVI-TV reported.
“He was on…