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Authorities: Pot dealer says he killed 4 men

15 July 2017

DiNardo has told investigators where all of the bodies are, Lang said.

-On Thursday evening, Cosmo DiNardo's attorney tells reporters that his client has confessed to "participating in or committing" the murders of all four men.

Dean Finocchiaro, 19, and 22-year-old Mark Sturgis, 21-year-old Thomas Meo, 21, and 19-year-old Jimi Taro Patrick were all killed separately, according to an anonymous source.

Investigators found the body of the four victims in a 12-foot common grave on a 70-acre farm owned by the suspect's parents in Solebury Township, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia.

Susan Coleman told news outlets that she and her husband were in their backyard last Saturday afternoon when they heard several rounds of what they believed was shotgun fire coming from the direction of the DiNardo farm, according to the AP.

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After days of searching for four missing men late Wednesday night the grim news family and friends had been dreading.

Only one body recovered from the grave has been identified, that of 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro.

According to Weintraub, a search will continue at the farm, owned by Antonio and Sandra Dinardo, located along Route 202 and Aquetong Road in Solebury, on Thursday, as he swore to continue the investigation until all four men have been returned to their families "one way or another".

Authorities arrested DiNardo again on July 12 for trying to sell one of the victim's vehicles, the Daily Mail reported. This photo provided by the Bucks County District Attorney's Office in Doylestown, Pa., shows Cosmo DiNardo, who was arrested Monday, July 10, 2017.

His victims, all of whom are residents of Bucks County, mysteriously disappeared last week. Weintraub said investigators know who that friend is, but they are withholding his identity "for potential safety".

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He was held on a $1 million bond in that case and was released after his parents posted $100,000 cash bail.

Authorities said additional remains were discovered in the grave, but they have not identified any other bodies. LINK: Full coverage of the search in Bucks CountySaturday, July 8-Meo and Sturgis fail to report to work.

Dinardo will avoid a death penalty sentence in exchange for his confession.

Asked what he wanted to say to the families of the men as he was escorted from court on Thursday, a handcuffed DiNardo said: "I'm sorry". Both Kratz and DiNardo have been charged with multiple counts of conspiracy, homicide and abuse of a corpse.

"[They were found in] an old oil tank turned into a cooker", Weintraub said during the press conference, confirming that information. His behavior had been "altered" after he suffered a head injury in an ATV accident a few months ago, and his gun charge cited a history of mental illness.

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Authorities: Pot dealer says he killed 4 men