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4 Missing Young Men Deemed Active Investigation

Updated: July 12, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

WBCB’s Trevor Newcomb has the latest on the case of the four missing young men in Bucks County from the District Attorney Matthew Weintraub.

A Bucks County collaborative investigation of four missing young men continues.

Jimi Patrick, 19, of Newtown Township, went missing Wednesday, July 5, while the other three missing; Dean Finocchiaro, 19, of Middletown’s Langhorne section, Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg Township and Tom Meo, 21, of Plumstead Township all went missing Friday, July 7. 

The details about the weekend have investigators on constant search in Solebury Township. Specifically, a New Hope farm property owned by the DiNardo family of Bensalem as one of the missing young men’s car was found off Aquetong Road, a piece of land believed to be vacant. 

Late Monday afternoon, Cosmo DiNardo, 20, was taken into custody after the police searched his home located on Wayward Circle in Bensalem Township. 

As of early Tuesday, DiNardo has been named a person of interest according to the Bucks County District Attorney, Matthew Weintraub. He was being charged with a firearms possession offense from February, a separate matter from the case. 

“DiNardo has not been accused at this point of any role in the recent disappearances,” DA Weintraub stated during the 3:30 p.m. press conference Tuesday. 

The Bensalem resident was released on $100,000 bail from the Bucks County Correctional Facility later that evening by his father, Antonio DiNardo. 

DA Weintraub has referred to the case an active criminal investigation that may involve “foul play.”  

Weintraub thanks those involved in the investigation so far: the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, the Bucks County Detectives, Middletown, Solebury, Newtown, and Plumstead Police Departments, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Central Bucks Crime Team and the FBI.

New to the investigation as of Tuesday is the Montgomery County Police Academy Cadets.

Facts told during the 11 a.m. press conference: 

There was little information from the Bucks County DA, Matthew Weintraub, post-Tuesday afternoon’s latest update.

Property located on the 6000 block of Lower York Road 

Authorities were actively searching the property located off Lower York Road on Tuesday. DA Weintraub has deemed this the “main search site.” 
 The owners are Cosmo’s parents, Antonio and Sandra DiNardo. The investigation into the Bensalem couple has not been stated. 
 

Property on Aquetong Road before Meetinghouse Road in Solebury. 

The property on Aquetong Road was a search site during the Sunday and Monday investigation. 

Reports show this property is owned by a Bensalem couple, Antonio, and Sandra DiNardo, the parents of the arrested Cosmo DiNardo. 

Pictures courtesy of the police. From Left to Right: 

Jimi Tar Patrick, 19, of Newtown Township – he was last seen Wednesday, July 5th

Dean Finocchiaro, 19, of Middletown’s Langhorne section – he was last seen Friday, July 7th.

Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg Township in Montgomery County – he was last seen Friday, July 7th.

Tom Meo, 21, of Plumstead Township – he was last seen Friday, July 7th.

Stay tuned for details on WBCB’s Facebook page and on the 1490 AM dial. 

Anyone with information please call 215-297-8201

By |July 10th, 2017|

About the Author:

Charlotte is the current news director at WBCB 1490 AM. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Temple University. And is always looking for a story - charlotte@wbcb1490.com
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