DiNardo was rearrested for firearm charges that had been previously dismissed. Weintraub said bail was set high over concerns that DiNardo might be a flight risk. Authorities were seen at the DiNardo family home in Bensalem this week. Meo went missing the same day.
According to Weintraub, Patrick was reported missing on July 5, and has had no contact with family or friends since.
When questioned if he thought that DiNardo could have done "this" alone, Weintraub said, "I don't even know what the this is that we're talking about yet". Reports indicate Cosmo DiNardo was arrested there Monday night.
He also must give 48-hours notice if he changes address and he is not permitted to intimidate any victims or witnesses, the district attorney said. ABC Philadelphia reports that Sturgis' auto was found in Peddler's Village, 6 miles east of where Sturgis and Meo were last seen and three miles south of the Solebury Township, where the search for the missing men is concentrated. Inside the vehicle were supplies to help Meo control his diabetes. PHOTO: Identities of missing menBucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said he believes foul play is involved.
Since then, local and state police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have embarked on an "all hands on deck" search for the men that, to this point, remains "wide open", officials said.
Police were back on Wednesday (Thursday NZ Time) for a fourth day searching a large farm in the USA state of Pennsylvania for evidence in the disappearance of four young men believed to be victims of foul play. "That's what we're dealing with here", he said.
"We're going to keep digging and searching that property until we're satisfied that they are not there", he told reporters. Weintraub says, the search continues for 22 year old, Mark Sturgis of Pennsburg, 21 year old Thomas Meo of Plumstead, 18 year old Dean Finocchiaro of Middletown and 19 year old Jimi Patrick of Newtown.
Weintraub continued to encourage the public to provide information that could aid in the investigation. Now, the Bensalem couple has been subpoenaed to appear before a Bucks County grand jury on Thursday.
Neither DiNardo's parents nor his lawyer has commented.
4 missing "boys" have added up to a big mystery in Pennsylvania, but Bucks County authorities are pursuing all leads and investigators now say they have identified a man as "person of interest" in the case. The district attorney declined to disclose if DiNardo is cooperating with police.
The booking photo of Cosmo DiNardo shows Cosmo smiling for the camera.
The investigation, noted the DA, is "still wide open".
The most obvious connection is that Cosmo DiNardo is a Facebook friend of Jimi Tar Patrick. "No human remains have been found".
While the charge was dropped in February, authorities have refiled the charge on Monday.
The search for four young men who have been mysteriously missing for days "is a marathon not a sprint", a southeast Pennsylvania prosecutor said Tuesday.
He did, however, confirm that cadaver dogs have been called to the search area.
Officials said they were chasing "incredibly hot" leads as they spent much of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday scouring the large swath of farmland along Lower York Road in Solebury Township, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia.
US marshals, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as area police departments are helping in the investigation. We have people combing the entire county. "The amount of manpower that we've employed, just at this property, is mind-boggling. But that's what it's going to take apparently and we're committed to seeing this all the way to the end, regardless of what that may be".
"Anything from major construction equipment all the way down to the finest sifting equipment that you can imagine", said Weintraub. DiNardo was arrested at a residence belonging to his family in Bensalem, one of several locations now being searched by authorities Monday.
Speaking to the Trentonian, a neighbor of the DiNardo family in Bensalem described the arrested man as 'pretty nutty.' That neighbor said, 'He used to walk around her in camouflage with a gun hunting squirrels. He also said he could not disclose if any firearms had been removed from the properties.