Police search large farm for 4 missing Pennsylvania men, suspecting foul play
The disappearance of four young men approved a thorough criminal investigation into a picturesque rural area outside of Philadelphia in one of Pennsylvania’s richest counties.
Authorities from various law enforcement agencies, both local and state – and the FBI – are focusing research efforts on a large farm in Bucks County, approximately 40 miles north of Philadelphia.
The District Attorney Bucks County, at a press conference on Monday that no one suspects failure in disappearances, and that is incredibly hot.
The first to disappear, Jimi Tara Patrick, 19, was seen last Wednesday. Then on Friday, Mark Sturgis, 22; Tom Meo, 21; Finocchiaro and Dean, 18, have also disappeared. Some or all of the missing men seem to know, officials say. Two of them, Sturgis and Meo, working together commercially Sturgis.
Sturgis was last seen home Friday night to visit Meo, said Sturgis ‘father on NBC 10. When the two men did not show up on Saturday morning, Sturgis’ father Mark Potash is worried, he Told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“I thought I had maybe a night of drinking and sleeping somewhere,” said the potash researcher. “It was my hope.”
The calls to their mobile phones were both directly to voice mail. On Saturday for potash he called the police.
Finocchiaro, a close friend of Sturgis and Meo, was seen Friday night in a vehicle driven by another individual, who is not lacking, the Philadelphia investigator reported.
On Monday, a large number of law enforcement agencies gathered on a 68-acre farm in Solebury Township, using metal detectors, a backhoe, and “a wealth of research resources” to explore the property, said Matthew Weintraub, Bucks tax Of the county, at the press conference. A Finocchiaro cell phone signal took authorities to the farm, according to the New York Times.
Authorities arrested Monday Cosmo DiNardo, 20, whose parents own the farm, in a pre-loaded arms charge initially rejected. It is unclear whether DiNardo is linked to the disappearance of the four men and why the authorities decided to take him into custody.
Police arrested for the first time in February of DiNardo, having found a 20-caliber rifle, was not allowed to have, because of his history of mental illness, according to a sworn statement from the police. He had been involuntarily committed to a mental institution for treatment in the hospital, the affidavit read.
DiNardo was held at Bucks County Prison, 10 percent of its $ 1 million deposit, local press reported.
Weintraub said “it seems safe” that the silly game was involved in the case of missing men. He said research on farm property was like “trying to find needles in a range of hay colors,” but said “we have a lot of strong evidence to say that this is where we should focus most of our resources “.
“We are very confident that the investigation is carried out in the order that we believe this,” Weintraub said at Monday’s press conference. However, he added that “there is a lot of work to be done” and that the search effort could take days.