Investigators were searching a farm off Route 202 near Upper Mountain Road in Solebury Township Monday, after spending Sunday trying to determine if the disappearance of four young men from Bucks and Mongomery counties were linked.
A witness at the scene observed a backhoe at the site, and said he heard that some family members of the missing were present. He also confirmed that police were treating the area as a crime scene.
Troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police and officers from local townships, Philadelphia and the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office had spent Sunday searching a large section of land off Aquetong Road in Solebury, multiple officials told NewtownPANow.com.
One of the missing men that is part of the investigation – Dean Finocchiaro, 18 — was last seen Friday evening around 6:30 p.m. as he entered a vehicle on Hampton Drive in the Langhorne section of Middletown. Since he was last seen, Finocchiaro has not been heard from or spotted, police said.
Missing Newtown Township resident Jimi Tar Patrick, 19, is also connected to Monday’s search. Township police said he was last seen last Wednesday at 6 p.m. and has had no contact with family or friends. He also did not show up for work.
Also missing are Tom Meo, 21, of Plumstead, and Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg, both of whom also disappeared last week.
A car belonging to one of the boys was found in a Peddler’s Village parking lot, sources say.
Tom Sofield of NewtownPANow contributed to this story.
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