TIMELINE: 4 missing men found murdered in Bucks County

July 5, 6 p.m. – Jimi Taro Patrick was last seen leaving his residence at this time, his grandfather tells Newtown Police. The 19-year-old also later fails to show for work.

July 6, 6:30 p.m. – Dean Finocchiaro, 19, gets into a vehicle at his home on Hampton Drive in the Hampton Bridge section of Langhorne and isn’t seen or heard from again, Middletown Township Police say in a news release asking for the public’s help to find him. He’s reported missing by his mother after not showing for work the next night.

July 7 – Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg, Montgomery County, tells his father he’s going to meet with friend and coworker Tom Meo, 21, of Plumstead Township. Sturgis’ parents call state police when he misses work the next day.

6:53 p.m. – Meo’s girlfriend receives her last text message from him. When he also misses work the next day, his mother calls police to report her diabetic and insulin-dependent son is missing.

7:49 p.m. – A mobile license reader in use by a Solebury Township police vehicle on the 2500 block of Street Road captures the plate of a 2016 Ford pickup truck that Cosmo Dinardo, 20, later admits to driving that night. Seconds later, the police device reads the plate on Meo’s car.

July 8, 5 p.m. – A male from Bensalem says he got a call from Dinardo. They agreed to meet in Bensalem, where Dinardo allegedly offered to sell an older-model Nissan Maxima for $500, the male later tells investigators.

July 9, 2:10 a.m. – Sturgis’ Nissan is located in the area of Peddler’s Village, Buckingham Township.

4 a.m. – Police find Meo’s champagne-colored 1996 Nissan Maxima in a garage on property owned by the Dinardo family on the 2800 block of Aquetong Road in Solebury, less than 2 miles from where Sturgis’ car was found. Meo’s keys and car title (not endorsed for transfer) are folded up and hanging up on a wall. His diabetic supplies are inside the car.

2:30 p.m. – Detectives interview Dinardo while others search his family’s sprawling Solebury Township land. Dinardo claims he picked up Finocchiaro, who wanted to “do a big coke deal,” but Dinardo didn’t want to, so Finocchiaro got out of his truck. Dinardo tells police he went fishing instead.

July 10, 2 p.m. – Construction equipment arrives on site as investigators dig into the property.

4 p.m. – Bensalem Township Police re-file a prohibited firearms charge against Dinardo that had been dismissed in May. The case is the result of a Feb. 9 incident. A court document says he’s “known to be suffering from mental illness and admittedly having been the subject of an involuntary commitment to a mental institution for inpatient care and treatment.”

July 11, 11 a.m. – The Bucks County District Attorney announces Dinardo is a "person of interest" in the investigation into the four missing young men.

6:50 p.m. – Dinardo is released from the Bucks County Correctional Facility after his father posts 10 percent of $1 million bail set in the firearm case.

July 12, 3:05 p.m. – Bucks County Detectives file theft and receiving stolen property charges against Dinardo related to Meo’s car. Dinardo’s bail is set at $5 million. Meanwhile, investigators remove a buried storage tank from the Solebury site and truck it away.

July 13, 12 a.m. – The D.A. announces human remains have been found at the dig site on Dinardo family land in Solebury Township, and they have identified Finocchiaro’s remains.

– Detectives interview Dinardo again later in the day and say he admitted to killing Patrick on July 5, saying it occurred during a marijuana and gun sale. He also says his cousin, 20-year-old Sean Kratz, participated in the murders of Finocchiaro, Meo and Sturgis during drug sales that were also planned robberies, according to court documents.

9:20 p.m. – Kratz is picked up by detectives and interviewed. He admits to his role in the last three killings and returning the next day when the bodies were buried in a tank, court documents say. Kratz was also given two weapons used in the shootings, which investigators later found at a home in Montgomery County.

July 14, 12:50 p.m. – Prosecutors file homicide and related charges against Dinardo and Kratz. Both are ordered held without bail.
 

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