Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bodies Found In Pennsylvania Mass Grave



Investigators on Wednesday found human remains buried deep on a sprawling suburban Philadelphia property and said they believed the dead included at least one of the four men whose disappearance last week set in motion the biggest search in recent county history.

District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub said the victims found in a 12-foot grave include Dean A. Finocchiaro, 19, of Middletown. No charges had been filed in connection with the discovery. But the remains comprise multiple bodies and investigators are still examining evidence to identify the other victims.

“This is a homicide, make no mistake about it,” Weintraub said at a midnight news conference, stressing the “painstaking” search for clues would continue. “We’re not done yet.”

Still, it seemed to be the biggest break yet in a case that had gripped the region and drawn national attention to search for the missing men — and aimed an intense spotlight on the property owners’ son, Cosmo DiNardo.

The 20-year-old, who Weintraub had earlier termed “a person of interest” in the case, was charged Wednesday afternoon with stealing a car belonging to another of the missing men, Thomas C. Meo, and jailed with bail set at $5 million.

Weintraub said prosecutors were considering murder charges.

“We bought ourselves a little bit of time by charging Mr. DiNardo with the stolen car case today,” he said.

As to whether others could be implicated, he said he could not say. “All the leads we’ve been pursuing are hot,” Weintraub said.

Neither DiNardo nor his parents, Antonio and Sandra DiNardo, have spoken publicly about the case. In response to allegations from prosecutors at his arraignment Wednesday that DiNardo was “a dangerous person,” his attorneys said he was being shamed for having had mental-health struggles.

Finocchiaro disappeared Friday along with Meo, 21, of Plumstead, and Mark R. Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg. Another young man, Jimi Tar Patrick, 19, of Newtown, went missing two days earlier. All appeared to have some connection to DiNardo.

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Bodies Found In Pennsylvania Mass Grave | Celebrity Review said...

[…] Investigators on Wednesday found human remains buried deep on a sprawling suburban Philadelphia property and said they believed the dead included at least one of the four men whose disappearance last week set in motion the biggest search in recent county history. District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub said the victims found in a 12-foot grave include Dean A. Finocchiaro, 19, of Middletown. No charges had been filed in connection with the discovery. But the remains comprise multiple bodies and investigators are still examining evidence to identify the other victims. “This is a homicide, make no mistake about it,” Weintraub said at a midnight news conference, stressing the “painstaking” search for clues would continue. “We’re not done yet.” Still, it seemed to be the biggest break yet in a case that had gripped the region and drawn national attention to search for the missing men — and aimed an intense spotlight on the property owners’ son, Cosmo DiNardo. The 20-year-old, who Weintraub had earlier termed “a person of interest” in the case, was charged Wednesday afternoon with stealing a car belonging to another of the missing men, Thomas C. Meo, and jailed with bail set at $5 million. Weintraub said prosecutors were considering murder charges. “We bought ourselves a little bit of time by charging Mr. DiNardo with the stolen car case today,” he said. As to whether others could be implicated, he said he could not say. “All the leads we’ve been pursuing are hot,” Weintraub said. Neither DiNardo nor his parents, Antonio and Sandra DiNardo, have spoken publicly about the case. In response to allegations from prosecutors at his arraignment Wednesday that DiNardo was “a dangerous person,” his attorneys said he was being shamed for having had mental-health struggles. Finocchiaro disappeared Friday along with Meo, 21, of Plumstead, and Mark R. Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg. Another young man, Jimi Tar Patrick, 19, of Newtown, went missing two days earlier. All appeared to have some connection to DiNardo. The post Bodies Found In Pennsylvania Mass Grave appeared first on CRAZY DAYS AND NIGHTS. Source: Bodies Found In Pennsylvania Mass Grave […]

Barbara RiceHand said...

This story was written so much better then the one on yahoo. Thank you.

Barbara RiceHand said...

Also I like how criminals think they can use the words 'I'm being shamed'. Over used phrase.

OKay said...

I've known a few people who struggle with their mental health. Not a single murderer among them.