NEW HOPE, Pa. (AP) –
UPDATE: After days of painstaking investigative work on a rural farm site, authorities get a confession from the only person arrested in connection with the disappearances of four Pennsylvania men.
20-year-old Cosmo Dinardo had been a person of interest in the case for days.
He was arrested Wednesday, the same day that the body of Dean Finocchiaro was found on the Dinardo family property in a 12.5-foot deep grave.
Dinardo’s attorney said he made the confession to avoid the highest charge.
In exchange for that confession, Mr. DiNardo was promised by the District Attorney that he will spare his life by not invoking the death penalty,” Paul Lang, Dinardo’s Defense Attorney, said.
According to Lang, Dinardo told authorities the location of the remaining three victims.
THURSDAY – Authorities are digging deeper into a hole where they found the body of one of four missing Pennsylvania men along with other human remains during their search of a sprawling farm property.
Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said at a Thursday morning news conference that the 12½ -foot-deep (3.66-meter-deep) common grave on the Solebury Township farm where they found the body of 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro is getting deeper by the minute.
He also asked the public to keep sending in tips that could lead them to the bodies.
The other men missing are 22-year-old Mark Sturgis, 21-year-old Tom Meo and 19-year-old Jimi Tar Patrick.
Authorities have said they’re looking at pursuing homicide charges against a 20-year-old man who was taken into custody Wednesday.