Philadelphia police assisted Bucks County authorities in another search of Cosmo DiNardo’s family farm in Pennsylvania this week. DiNardo, 20, has confessed to killing four people on the farm, and he allegedly claimed to have killed two additional people.
Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub stated that officers, cadets, horses and dogs scoured the farm once again because "we want to make absolutely certain that we have not missed any evidence before departing,” according to NBC Philadelphia. On Thursday, crews loaded a motorized cart onto a flatbed truck.
Dinardo has confessed to murdering Jimi Taro Patrick, 19; Dean Finocchiaro, 19; Mark Sturgis, 22; and Tom Meo, 21. The four young men were shot to death and their human remains were found on the farm -- located 30 miles from Philadelphia -- this month. DiNardo’s cousin Sean Kratz, 20, has been charged in three of the murders. DiNardo allegedly said he burned some of the victims in a pig roaster. He reportedly also claimed to have previously killed a man and a woman.
Police did not indicate that this week’s search was to look for more bodies. Philadelphia police have been looking at old, unsolved murder cases, but detectives said they have not made any connections to this case as of now, according to 6ABC.
DiNardo has had 40 encounters with police since 2011, ABC News reported. Most involved calls over domestic incidents, concerns over his mental health, improper use of an ATV and traffic citations. None of those encounters resulted in any arrests.
His first arrest was on July 10 for illegally possessing a shotgun and ammunition. That same day, police executed a search warrant to search DiNardo’s family farm in connection with the disappearance of the four young men.
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