Tuesday 12 December 2017

Body discovered in massive search for four young men involved in mystery disappearance

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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The body of one of four young men involved in a mystery disappearance has been found.

Authorities are investigating after four men, aged between 19 and 22 years old, went missing over several days last week within miles of each other in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

They have confirmed that the remains discovered are those of 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, one of the missing men.

He was last seen on July 7.

"We are not done yet. This is a homicide, make no mistake about it," Bucks County district attorney Matthew Weintraub said.

Police discovered the remains in a 12.5 deep grave on a 90-acre property in Solebury Township, an area north of Philadelphia, that they have been searching, CNN reports.

Cadaver dogs discovered Finocchiaro's body in the deep grave. Additional human remains were also found inside the grave, but these have not yet been identified.

A young man who is a resident at the large property was arrested yesterday on suspicion of stealing and attempting to sell a car owned by one of the missing men.

The search for the three other missing men now continues.

Jimi Patrick, 19, of Newtown Township was last seen on July 5 and was reported missing the next day after he didn't show up to work, police said.

Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg and Tom Meo, 21, of Plumstead Township were last seen together on Friday night near the Doylestown area in Bucks County. It is understood the two are friends.

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