Authorities in Pennsylvania resumed searching for four young men feared to be “victims of foul play”
Pennsylvania State Police, the FBI, and local law enforcement agencies resume the search for Mark Sturgis (22), Tom Meo (21), Dean Finocchiaro (19), and Jimi Tar Patrick (19).
One of the men disappeared last Wednesday, the other three disappeared two days later on Friday.
The search is primarily taking place on a very large swath of farmland in the Solebury Township, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia.
Investigation authorities have arrested Cosmo DiNardo, age 20, on a weapons charge – DiNardo’s family happens to own the large property and the site of the search for the four disappeared young men.
Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub, who had identified the names and ages of the four missing men stated that the search effort is like “finding needles in a haystack”.
A strange series of events leading to the disappearance
Jimi Patrick was last seen Wednesday early evening, and was reported missing by his family and friends after not showing up to work or responding to calls or messages.
Meo and Sturgis had been spotted Friday evening in the Doylestown area, confirmed as friends who went out together sometimes by Sturgis’s father.
Finocchiaro was last seen Friday around 6 PM getting into a vehicle and has not been seen or heard from since.
Weintraub stated: “We’ve been treating this from the outset as a criminal investigation and nothing has deterred that from this point. The leads are incredibly hot, they’re fruitful.”
“We’re making great progress. But there’s so much work to do.” Weintraub went on to express hope that the missing four would be found alive.
“I hope and I pray that would be the best outcome. I just have to go wherever the evidence takes me. I don’t know the answer to that.”