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Police arrest man whose property is searched in connection with 4 missing men

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SOLEBURY TWP., Pa. - A 20-year-old linked to the property where the FBI is searching for four missing Pennsylvania men is being held on $1 million bail on an illegal gun charge.

A police affidavit says Cosmo DiNardo, 20, of Bensalem, was arrested Monday for allegedly possessing a 20-gauge shotgun and ammunition in February 2017.

The affidavit says he's barred from having a gun because of his history of mental illness that includes an involuntary commitment.

His arrest comes as the FBI uses heavy equipment to search his family's sprawling farm property in Solebury Township.

DiNardo's family owns the large property off of Route 202 that investigators believe could have clues to the disappearance of four young men from Bucks County.

Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Tom Meo, 21, of Plumstead Township, Dean Finocchiario, 19, of Middletown Township, and Jimi Tar Patrick, 19, of Newtown Township all knew each other and have disappeared over the past few days.

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub says the missing men may have met with foul play and he considers their disappearances a criminal investigation.

"I have spoken to the families of the four young men who are fearful but maintain hope," said Weintraub.

Friends and family of the men spent much of the day at the DiNardo property.

A childhood friend of the men told 69News that the waiting game is painful.

“I'm terrified right now…each passing day just makes it worse,” said Brendan Stern.


 


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