The booking photo of Cosmo DiNardo shows Cosmo smiling for the camera. DiNardo smiled for the photo given out by the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, despite the fact that Cosmo had been arrested on a firearms charge. Cosmo was arrested on Monday, July 10, and DiNardo’s family’s farm in Solebury Township was being searched in the investigation of four missing young men, according to Philly.com.
The Facebook page of Cosmo DiNardo shows that he is friends with 19-year-old Jimi Patrick. Jimi’s Facebook photos match those photos of the smiling young man whose photo is being circulated along with three other men, whom the Bucks County District Attorney believes were the subjects of foul play, which potentially became a factor in their disappearance. Matthew Weintraub gave a press conference to alert the public to the status of the missing men.
According to Heavy, it was Jimi’s missing presence from work that set off alarms as to the group’s absence on July 5. It was unlike Jimi to miss work and not call anyone. Now five days later, anxious family members waited as backhoes were used to scour the farm’s property to uncover any clues as to the group of missing men’s whereabouts.
Along with Patrick, who hails from Newtown Township, missing is 22-year-old Mark Sturgis of Pennsburg. The 21-year-old Tom Meo of Plumstead is another one of the missing men. And 18-year-old Dean Finocchiaro of Middletown rounds out the group of four men whom search crews have been looking for on the property along Lower York Road in Solebury. The FBI has been assisting in the investigation.
Bucks DA: "We're Going to Solve" Case of Four Missing Men https://t.co/zfKG4OOVEF
— Bucks Co DA's Office (@BucksDa) July 11, 2017
The farm property at the center of the search belongs to Cosmo’s parents, 46-year-old Antonio DiNardo and 47-year-old Sandra DiNardo, also of Bensalem Township. With Cosmo’s high $1 million bail, DiNardo has been kept at the Bucks County prison, because Cosmo has not posted $100,000 – or 10 percent of the bail.
Police activity along Lower York Road in Solebury as police search for 4 missing young men. Several police cars and a backhoe are here. pic.twitter.com/8v3UPHT6K7
— Laura McCrystal (@LMcCrystal) July 10, 2017
Investigators are remaining relatively tight-lipped about the search of the 68-acre property, except to say it could take time to search the farm and farmhouse. Previously, a criminal complaint against Cosmo described DiNardo as a man who “is known to be suffering from mental illness.”
[Featured Image by Bucks County District Attorney’s Office/AP Images]