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Pennsylvania vs. Cosmo DiNardo & Sean Kratz for murder of 4 men found buried on farm

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by Steve, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Strange that 4 men are missing at once. A car belonging to one of the men has been located at Peddler’s Village, a local shopping attraction. Unless they were going out drinking though, it’s not really a place that men of that age group would hang out.

    Details are trickling out - prior to today only two of the names were released and LE is still not saying what they think might have happened.

    See http://6abc.com/news/tips-sought-in-search-for-4-missing-local-men/2199000/
     
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  2. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Looks like a search Sunday turned up the car.

    Four young men reported missing in Bucks County
    Updated: JULY 10, 2017 — 8:07 AM ED @SuzParmley | sparmley@phillynews.com


    The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office reported four young men missing in the county Sunday night, ranging in age from late teens to early 20s.


    County investigators identified the four as Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg; Tom Meo, 21, of Plumstead; Dean Finocchiaro, 18, of Middletown; and Jimi Tar Patrick, late teens, of Newtown Township.

    Finocchiaro and Patrick went missing last week, according to Bucks County police, while Meo and Sturgis were added as also missing late Sunday.


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    Dean Finocchiaro, 18, of Langhorne, has been missing since last Friday.
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    Jimi Tar Patrick, in his late teens, of Newtown, has been missing since last week.
    A Facebook post seeking leads said Meo is diabetic and was last seen around Routes 202 and 263 near Doylestown on Friday.

    State police, along with detectives from Solebury, Middletown, Newtown, and Buckingham Townships, as well as Philadelphia, along with police dogs, executed a search warrant at a home in Solebury Township around 7 p.m. Sunday as state police helicopter circled the property, near Meetinghouse and Aquetong Roads.


    Fox29 reported Monday morning that the search turned up a car belonging to one of the young men.

    Investigators said they were unsure how the four men are linked other than as friends.

    It was unclear whether that home had any connection to any of the missing youths.

    Anyone with information is being asked to call the Bucks County radio dispatch at 215-598-7121.
     
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    Potash said his son and Meo both worked for him at his construction business.


    On Saturday morning, when the two didn’t show up for work he was concerned.

    “I thought maybe they had a night of drinking and slept somewhere,” Potash said. “That was my hope.”

    By mid-afternoon, Potash said he knew something was wrong. Calls to both men’s phones went straight to voicemail, he said. He said he contacted police late Saturday.

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    “They are just really good kids,” Potash said, describing them as hard workers.

    He has no idea why his son or Meo are missing, Potash said.

    “I can’t even begin to imagine,” he said. “At this point, as the hours pass, it seems more and more grim.”

    Sturgis is a phenomenal guitar player, “super intelligent,” a great athlete, worker, brother and son, Potash said. His son, who grew up with his mother and now lives with him, has three sisters and one brother.

    He and Sturgis’ mother have been in touch and he said they are both struggling. Potash has also been in contact with the Meo family and said everyone is trying to keep themselves together.

    “It is very difficult,” he said. “I really don’t know how I’m going to make it through the rest of the day. I’m going minute by minute right now.”

    A Facebook post seeking leads said Meo is diabetic and was last seen around Routes 202 and 263 near Doylestown on Friday.

    Devin Houser, 20, of Doylestown, previously worked with Meo at Doylestown Auto and Tire. The two met about a year and a half ago and became work friends, Houser said; they hung out a few times since and lived minutes apart so Houser frequently gave Leo a ride home when their shifts let out. He said Meo would strike up and hold a conversation with anyone and everyone.


    “He was like an easygoing person, he was a really nice dude,” Houser said. “He’d get along with any single person.”

    He said those who know Meo are concerned.

    “Everyone just seems stunned by it,” Houser said. “No one really knows what’s going on.”

    State police, along with detectives from Solebury, Middletown, Newtown, and Buckingham Townships along with police dogs, executed a search warrant at a home in Solebury Township around 7 p.m. Sunday.

    Potash said Meo’s car was found in the garage of the house. What connection, if any, the house has to the missing four is unclear,

    Potash said his son’s car had been found at Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, near New Hope. Finocchiaro was last seen as he was being picked up by a fifth person, who is not missing, Potash said.

    Weintraub declined to comment on whether cars were found. He said county detectives, with the help of several local police departments and the F.B.I., were searching several locations.

    Asked whether the four young men were still alive, Weintraub replied: “I can’t say. We hope and pray that they are, but we need to go where the investigation leads us.”

    Anyone with information about the men’s whereabouts were asked to call a tip line: 215-297-8201.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/p...rch-families-baffled-struggling-20170710.html
     
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  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    This is a new one on me. What does the fifth person have to say about this?
     
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  6. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member



    Peddler's Village is a quaint shopping area where various specialty retailers sell at outlet prices. There are several good restaurants, but it isn't a location where that age group would socialize. Several years ago, there were clubs located along the highway between Peddler's Village/Lahaska and New Hope, but I think most of them are gone. There are clubs in New Hope, a few miles away.

    For many years, there were communes who lived on some of the old Buckingham Twp. farms, nearby. I don't know if they are still there.

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  7. Akoya

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    New Hope and Buckingham Twp. are a very unique area that has always been known to be a haven for liberals, etc. It has also been home to well known people, musicians, and artists such as James Michener and Michael Vick . The names on the mailboxes are well known and the real estate is expensive. Abbie Hoffman died in a converted chicken coop, just a few miles north on Rt. 202 from Lahaska. Diane Sawyer drove her car into the Delaware River in nearby New Hope. Washington crossed the Delaware just a few miles south. If I had to guess, I would say that controlled substances were somehow involved.
     
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  8. Kimster

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    D.A. Matt Weintraub was asked twice during a news conference on Monday afternoon if he believed foul play is involved.

    "It sure would seem so. It sure would seem so," he said when asked the first time.

    "I sure believe there is," he said when asked a second time.

    "We've been treating this from the outset as a criminal investigation, and nothing has deterred that to this point," Weintraub said.

    But when asked why he believes foul play was involved, he said it was due to "information that I know that I can't share."

    http://6abc.com/news/multiple-locations-searched-for-4-missing-men-(video)/2199000/

    Well, they know more than what they're saying, so I'm guessing this case will be solved.
     
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  9. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/07/leads_are_incredibly_hot_in_se.html



    BY RUDY MILLER

    rmiller@lehighvalleylive.com,

    For lehighvalleylive.com

    The Bucks County district attorney said he's confident the mystery of four missing young men will be solved soon.

    District Attorney Matthew W. Weintraub didn't have much to add at 3:30 p.m. to a press conference Monday morning about the missing men, although he said authorities are confident they'll crack the case.

    Unlike some uncertain leads that can go cold, "the leads are incredlbly hot. They are fruitful," he said in a live broadcast.

    He said an extensive search is underway in a Solebury Township cornfield, although he wouldn't say why the field is the focus of the search efforts.

    "We're getting a lot of strong indications that this is where we need to focus" our resources, Weintraub said.

    Weintraub identified the missing men as Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg, Montgomery County; Tom Meo, 21, of Plumstead Township, Bucks County; Dean Finocchiaro, 18, of Middletown, Bucks County, and Jimi Tar Patrick, 19 of Newtown Township, Bucks County. They have been missing about a week.

    He said the search for evidence is like "trying to find needles in a haystack" and anticipated the search could drag on for days. He scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. Tuesday for an update.

    The search for four young men is part of a criminal investigation, he said.

    Asked whether he expects to find the men alive, Weintraub said, "I hope and I pray because that would be the best outcome. I just have to go where the evidence takes me."

    "A number of search warrants" are expected to be served Monday, district attorney's office spokesman Larry King said.

    Weintraub asked "for patience and prayers" during the Monday morning briefing.

    The case is spread out across social media with families making pleas for information on the missing men and several police departments working on the probe.

    The investigation, run by district attorney's office detectives, involves the FBI, several police departments and the Central Bucks Crime Team, Weintraub said.

    Patrick has not been seen or heard from since 6 p.m. Wednesday, Newtown police said. He has not communicated with friends or shown up for work.

    Meo and Surgis have been missing since Friday, Weintraub said. They were last seen near Routes 202 and 263, a Facebook post said. Meo is a diabetic, another post said.

    4 young men are missing as probe focuses on Pa. property

    Sturgis' vehicle -- a 2003 Nisan Altima with Maryland tags -- was reportedly found in the Peddlers' Village parking lot in Solebury, according to the Intelligencer of Doylestown. That's not far from where they were last seen. Another vehicle connected to one of the men was also located in that area, the newspaper said.

    Middletown Township police said Finocchiaro, who lives in the Hampton Bridge section of the township, was last seen about 6:30 p.m. Friday getting into a vehicle on Hampton Drive.

    Other than the friendship reported on Facebook between Sturgis and Meo, authorities are still trying to connect the four men, King said.

    Weibtraub said authorities have been told the four men were friends, but investigators are still trying to confirm that.

    Patrick is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and was last seen wearing gray shorts and a multi-colored polo shirt, Newtown police said.

    Finocchiaro is 5 feet 9 inches tall,weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes, Middletown police said.

    Sturgis is 6 feet 1 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, has black hair and beard and brown eyes, his family said on Facebook.

    Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 215-297-8201.

    Rudy Miller may be reached at rmiller@lehighvalleylive.com. Follow him on Twitter @RudyMillerLV. Find Easton area news on Facebook.
     
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  10. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-bucks-county-missing-men-20170710-story.html

    DA: Police getting 'incredibly hot and fruitful' leads in search for 4 missing Bucks County men

    July 10, 2017, 4:21, Doylestown, Pa.

    Staff and wire reports

    Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said Monday afternoon that investigators probing the disappearance of four young men in Solebury Township have received “incredibly hot and fruitful” leads, but added they still “have so much work to do.”

    “Some investigations go on and on until they peter out and you’re grasping at straws,” he said at a 3:30 p.m. news conference. “That is not the case here. The leads are incredibly hot and fruitful.”

    When asked by a reporter if he suspected “foul play” in the disappearance of the men, Weintraub replied, “It sure would seem so.”

    Weintraub said he would update the media again at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

    Earlier Monday, Weintraub had asked the public for “patience and prayers” in the search for the missing men, who disappeared over a period of about a week. He said anyone with information about them should call 215-297-8201.

    Weintraub identified the four as 22-year-old Mark Sturgis, of Pennsburg, 21-year-old Tom Meo, of Plumstead, 18-year-old Dean Finocchiario, of Middletown and Jimi Tar Patrick, 19, of Newtown Township.

    Weintraub said Finocchiario, Sturgis and Patrick went missing on Friday. Meo was last seen on Wednesday.

    Investigators say the men are friends, but it is unclear if there is any other connection.


    State police conducted a search at a home in Solebury Township on Sunday evening, but they are not saying what led them to the home.

    Investigators Monday afternoon were searching 6071 Lower York Road. An evidence van and command center were at the property, and investigators had to bring in public works crews, including a backhoe, to clear trees.

    The property was purchased by Antonio and Sandra Dinardo of Bensalem in 2005, according to online records, and totals 68 acres with heavily wooded land and farm fields. Officials said the buildings on the property are in disrepair but the owner rents the fields out to farmers.

    The long, one-lane driveway on the property goes uphill and disappears uphill into the trees about 100 yards from Lower York Road. To the right of the driveway, numerous detectives and officials parked their vehicles at the edge of a cornfield and walked up into the wooded area near some structures in the middle of the property.

    Weintraub would not say whether investigators had any luck tracing the men through their cellphones, and did not say if the missing men are in any danger.
     
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  11. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://patch.com/pennsylvania/newh...ssing-teens-leads-police-search-solebury-home

    Investigation Into Missing Teens Leads Police To Search Solebury Home: Report
    Breaking: Police are searching a house on Aquetong Road as part of an investigation into Bucks County missing teens, a report by 6ABC says.
    Updated July 10, 2017

    SOLEBURY, PA — Aquetong Road between Meeting House Road and Route 202 is closed due to police activity in the area, authorities said.

    According to a report by 6ABC, police are searching a house on Aquetong Road as part of an investigation into missing teens. The report had no further information as to what led police to the home in Solebury or which disappearance the investigation involves.

    Authorities in Bucks County announced this week they are searching for two missing teens. Two other males have also been reported missing in the area by their families. Mark Sturgis and Tom Meo went missing Friday night in Doylestown, according to a social media campaign by their loved ones.

    Police in Newtown Township are seeking Jimi Tar Patrick, who has not been seen since 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. Police in Middletown Township are looking for Dean Finocchiaro, an 18-year-old who went missing on Friday, July 7.

    According to police, Jimi has had no contact with family or friends and has not shown up for work, "all of which is not normal for Jimi," Newtown Township police said. Jimi is described as a white male in his late teens, standing 5 feet 10 inches and weighing approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing gray shorts and a polo shirt with a multi-colored design.

    According to Middletown Township Police, Dean was last seen around 6:30 p.m. near his home in the Hampton Bridge section of Langhorne. The last time he was seen, he was getting into a vehicle on Hampton Drive, police said. He hasn't been seen or heard from since.

    According to a description from police, Dean is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 150 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

    Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these males should contact 911 or the Bucks County Police Radio Dispatch at 215-598-7121.
     
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  12. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Michael Vick the dog torturer?
     
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  13. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member



    Yes, the Philadelphia Eagles paid him lots of money and he bought a huge property up there.
     
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  14. Akoya

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    6071 Lower York Rd, New Hope, PA 18938
     
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  15. Akoya

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    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/35849563/fbi-joins-farm-search-for-4-missing-men-foul-play-feared

    FBI joins farm search for 4 missing men; foul play feared
    Monday, July 10th 2017, 2:47 pm EDTMonday, July 10th 2017, 5:31 pm EDT
    By MARYCLAIRE DALE and ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE
    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities are chasing fast-developing leads in the search for four young men feared to be the victims of foul play, but said Monday that it could take days despite intense efforts centered on a large swath of farmland.

    "The leads are incredibly hot, they're very fruitful. We're making great progress, but there's so much more work to do," Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said at an afternoon news conference, his second of the day. "We're not going to rest until we get through every inch of that property."

    The leads gave police "a lot of strong indications" that the search should focus on the farm. However, other spots were also being searched as police investigated the ties among the men.

    One man vanished Wednesday and three others on Friday. Asked if foul play was involved, Weintraub said, "I surely believe there is."

    Two of the men, 22-year-old Mark Sturgis and 21-year-old Tom Meo, are longtime friends who work in construction for Sturgis' father, Mark Potash. Another man, 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, is a mutual friend of theirs, Potash told The Associated Press.

    Potash said he did not know where his son was heading or what he was doing before he disappeared Friday. News outlets have reported that cars belonging to both Potash and Meo have been found in the area.

    "I don't know how this is going to end up, unfortunately, but I am confident that we are going to get to the bottom of this," Weintraub said.

    Sturgis lives in Pennsburg, Meo in Plumstead, Finocchiaro in Middletown and 19-year-old Jimi Tar Patrick in Newtown Township. Finocchiaro has been arrested multiple times on charges that include drug possession, driving under the influence and assault.

    Weintraub described the investigation as "all hands on deck," and said the FBI, state police and five local police departments had joined the case. The FBI was involved because of its expertise with recovery operations being deployed in the farm fields in Solebury Township, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia.
     
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  16. Akoya

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    6038 Lower York Rd, New Hope, PA
    Pennsylvania · Solebury · 18938; 6038 Lower York Road

    This "farmhouse" is the neighbor of the location where law enforcement were searching today at 6071 Lower York Rd. The farmhouse at 6071 Lower York Rd. was built in 1890 and isn't as large, although it did sell for $3,822,000 in May 2005. These properties are typical of Solebury Twp., Buckingham Twp., and New Hope.

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  17. spike

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    Farmhouse? Plantation home maybe.
     
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    Law enforcement officials walk down a blocked off drive way, Monday, July 10, 2017, in Solebury, Pa



    Pennsylvania State Police conducted a search at a home in Solebury Township Sunday evening when they located a vehicle belonging to one of the teens in a garage, FOX 29 reported.

    Law enforcement agencies have since converged on a multi-acre property along Route 202 near Aquetong Road in Solebury, located about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia, which Weintraub said has "investigative relevance."


    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/07/1...g-young-men-in-bucks-county-pennsylvania.html
     
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