Body of missing Pennsylvania man found among other human remains

Police searching for four missing men in Bucks County	 	 	 			via FOX29 Philadelphia

Police searching for four missing men in Bucks County via FOX29 Philadelphia

Police have announced the arrest of a Bucks County, Pennsylvania man in connection with a string of disappearances in the area.

Read: Who Is Cosmo DiNardo?

"I feel a lot of sadness".

"This is a homicide, make no mistake about it", Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said on Thursday. "We're making great progress, but there's so much more work to do", he said.

A friend of DiNardo's told HuffPost earlier this week that DiNardo's behavior was altered after he suffered a head injury in a dirt bike accident a few months ago.

Authorities near Philadelphia asked for the public's help and patience Monday as they search for four young men who disappeared over the past week in what they are calling a criminal investigation. Lang says prosecutors agreed to take the death penalty off the table in return for DiNardo's cooperation. The other young men still missing are Mark Sturgis, 22, Tom Meo, 21, and Jimi Tar Patrick, 19.

Lang called his client remorseful.

"I'm sorry", DiNardo said as he exited the Bucks County Courthouse on Thursday evening. "It is my hope that he does not post that [$5 million bail], but that's his prerogative, of course, if he could post it, but we're going to start looking seriously at the homicide charges and, in fact, we already have pursued that option", said Weintraub. Investigators are continuing to search the Solebury Township property.

DiNardo told authorities that a co-conspirator from Philadelphia was involved in three of the deaths, the person said. No charges related to the killing of Finocchiaro or the found human remains have yet been filed, Weintraub said. The remains of at least one of the men, Finocchiaro, were located on a 68-acre property belonging to DiNardo's parents. He had been described earlier in the week by the county prosecutor as a person of interest in the investigation.

The son of the owners of the property where the remains were found was arrested.

Police say one man went missing Wednesday and three others on Friday.

Police say they were able to establish that DiNardo's and Meo's vehicles were at the same place around the same time on the night of July 7, after their search for the license plate numbers of DiNardo's Ford pickup truck and Meo's Nissan in a local database.

Authorities have arrested a 20-year-old man whose family owns the sprawling farmland. DiNardo is held on 10 percent of $1 million cash bail.

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