In Pennsylvania County, an Odd Vanishing of Young Men
The Bucks County District Attorney's office is now involved in a joint investigation with Newtown Township, Plumstead Township, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Middletown Township Police into the missing persons cases. District Attorney Matthew Weintraub says he is not being called a suspect at this time, but he is a person of interest.
As investigators zeroed in on Monday (Tuesday NZT) on the farm property, DiNardo was arrested on an unrelated gun charge.
In the hours after they disappeared, the search for the men took a winding path.
His family owns the property where investigators are searching for the men.
Tom Meo (left) and Mark Sturgis (right) were the other two young men to go missing.
Finocchiaro was last seen around 6:30 p.m. Friday getting into a vehicle at Hampton Drive in Middletown Township, according to WPVI.
Jimi Patrick, 19, of Newtown Township was last seen at 6 p.m. July 5 and was reported missing the next day after he had no contact with friends or family and didn't show up to work, police said.
Authorities said they know more than they're telling.
Federal authorities said Tuesday that they are no longer investigating a pipe bomb explosion that damaged a northeast Oklahoma recruiting station as a possible act of domestic terrorism, adding that the blast could be the work of a disgruntled employee or a prank.
The man's parents, Antonio (46) and Sandra DiNardo (47), have been subpoenaed to appear before a county grand jury on Thursday, and have had their mobile phones seized, Fox News reports.
Police are focusing search efforts on a 68-acre farm owned by DiNardo's parents in Solebury Township, located about 30 miles north of the Center City area of Philadelphia.
Sturgis and Meo are longtime buddies, while Finocchiaro is a mutual friend.
When asked if foul play was suspected in the case, Weintraub said, "it sure would seem so", but declined to share further information.
Weintraub said the investigation is "still wide open".
Law enforcement workers walk down a blocked off drive way, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Solebury, Pa.as the search resumes for four missing young Pennsylvania men feared to be the victims of foul play. The charge had been dropped, but was refiled Monday. Meo was last seen Friday, and was reported missing Saturday. It's unclear what, if any, connection the disappearances might have, but investigators did confirm that the four men know each other.
Sturgis was last seen leaving his home on Walt Road in Pennsburg, around 6 p.m. Friday to visit his friend, Meo, in Doylestown, Sturgis' father told NBC10.
Weintraub said authorities continue to "receive tips hourly" and that some of them are "bearing fruit, so please keep them coming".
Police have not said if the missing men are in any danger. A reporter asked Weintraub whether he thought the four men were still alive, to which he replied that he hopes and prays they are, as that would obviously be the best outcome.