BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — An attorney for the person of interest in the missing men case says his client has confessed to the murders.
Attorney Paul Lang says Cosmo DiNardo confessed to killing Jimi Patrick, Tom Meo, Dean Finocchiaro and Mark Sturgis. Lang added that DiNardo told authorities where their bodies are located.
Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced during a midnight press conference that Finocchiaro’s body was discovered in a 12-foot-deep common grave that also contained other human remains on the DiNardo family property in Solebury Township.
Weintraub still has not called DiNardo a suspect, but Finocchiaro’s death has been ruled a homicide.
Investigators continued to focus on a spot identified by cadaver dogs.
At this point, the three other young men who disappeared last week, Jimi Patrick, Tom Meo and Mark Sturgis are still considered missing.
Weintraub says investigators have not yet identified the other remains found in the deep grave.
“They’re combing through vast fields and buildings. They’re down 12-foot deep in a hole that’s getting deeper by the minute,” said Weintraub. “They’re tenderly, painstakingly, reverentially recovering the remains of people they do not even know, that they never even met.”
Weintraub also announced that the FBI has set up a new tip line number: 1-800-CALL-FBI and then hit Option 7.