Search continues for missing Pennsylvania men

Reporting by Rick Leventhal

An intensive search involving dozens of local and state police and federal agents is underway scouring roughly 90 acres of farmland in upscale, rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania looking for four young men who went missing last week.

“We have not recovered any human remains til this point,” said Bucks County District Attorney Michael Weintraub. “We continue to work very hard establishing investigative leads.”

19 year old Jim Patrick was last seen Wednesday. The others, 19 year old Dean Finocchiaro, 22 year old Mark Sturgis and 21 year old Tom Meo disappeared Friday night.

Authorities say 20 year old Cosmo DiNardo is a person of interest in the case.

He was arrested Sunday on weapons charges, for possession of a 20 gauge shotgun and ammo—illegal because of his history with mental illness.

Authorities say DiNardo was once involuntarily committed to an institution and his parents own the farm now being searched.

DiNardo’s connection to the missing men is unclear, but he’s being held on $1,000,000 bail, unusually high for a weapons charge.

Family members of the missing are maintaining a vigil at the search site. Authorities reassure them the mystery will be solved.