Dinardo had also been charged earlier this year for gun possession, which he was arrested for just on Monday, according to a Pennsylvania ABC affiliate.
Pennsylvania State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and local law enforcement agencies resume the search for Mark Sturgis (22), Tom Meo (21), Dean Finocchiaro (19), and Jimi Tar Patrick (19).
Authorities say they have identified the remains of four young men who were killed on a Pennsylvania farm and found buried there in two separate pits. Patrick’s body was found in a separate grave late Thursday.
Dinardo’s lawyer, Paul Lang, wouldn’t say if Dinardo actually killed any of the victims but said his client admitted to “his participating or commission in the murders of the four young men”.
DiNardo told authorities where their bodies are located in exchange for authorities taking the possibility of the death penalty off the table, Lang added.
Weintraub said Wednesday afternoon that he was “encouraged” that there would be some finality in the case.
“I know more than I am sharing on the relationships”, Weintraub said, “and I have to keep it that way, unfortunately, to maintain the integrity of the investigation”. The DA stop short of calling DiNardo’s father a person of interest.
It is unclear if or how well the victims knew DiNardo. Kratz spoke to investigators on Thursday night.
In it, Patrick’s parents describe the young man as an accomplished student and athlete who recently completed his freshman year at Loyola University.
The keys and title to the vehicle were folded up and hanging on the wall inside the garage of the property, the affidavit states.
The relationships between the missing men, who all reportedly disappeared either Wednesday or Friday, remain unclear.
Weintraub couldn’t comment on how Finocchiaro died or the conditions of the remains but encouraged the families to stay strong.
SKYFOX was over the DiNardo’s New Hope property Tuesday as authorities surrounded around a deep trench, apparently dug with the help of a backhoe, as officers gathered up dirt and ran it through sifters.
DiNardo has told investigators where the rest of the bodies are.
They then placed him in a metal tank that he referred to Dinardo referred to as the pig roaster, according to the criminal complaint.
One of DiNardo’s grandfathers, also named Cosmo DiNardo, owned numerous properties and eventually shared a real estate deal with his son Antonio before handing over the business entirely to him. He is charged with stealing the 1996 Nissan Maxima and trying to sell it for $500 to a friend in Bensalem (where Dinardo lives).
Sean Kratz, 20, allegedly helped his cousin Cosmo cook three of the bodies in a pig roster.