Law enforcement officials in Bucks County made a solemn announcement late Wednesday night acknowledging that human remains had indeed been found on a 90-acre property being searched in connection with the disappearances of four missing men.
DiNardo did not explicitly say whether he killed the men himself, his attorney Paul Lang said in relaying his client's confession.
DiNardo told authorities where their bodies are located in exchange for authorities taking the possibility of the death penalty off the table, Lang added.
The nation has turned its anxious gaze to rural Pennsylvania where four young men have mysteriously disappeared. And a second man has been accused of participating in three of the slayings.
Weintraub said the investigation doesn't focus exclusively on Dinardo and "is still wide open".
DiNardo has confessed to police.
Investigators continued on Tuesday to search a farm off Route 202 near Upper Mountain Road in Solebury Township. Patrick was last seen at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Newtown Township, and did not show up at his job the next day, the New York Times reported, citing authorities.
"Our boys get to go home to their families, which was always our first priority", Mr Weintraub said at a press conference announcing the criminal charges. According to the Inquirer, though, he and Patrick both attended Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, while DiNardo and Finocchiaro both were interested in ATVs and were in at least one Facebook group together about quad bikes.
NBC Philadelphia reported that police are investigating whether a 20-year-old who was arrested Monday on gun charges from February is connected to the incident, though he is not now considered a suspect. Dinardo says he burned the bodies and was assisted by a 20 year old Northeast Philadelphia man, who is now behind bars, his name has not been released.
Weintraub believes foul play is involved.
"We have the two men locked up that need to be brought to justice", Weintraub said. Authorities have yet to say how many other bodies were recovered.
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