On Tuesday, he was named a person of interest in the men's disappearance.
Weintraub also said the search was intensifying and he was confident that evidence would be discovered to bring finality to the investigation. The original weapons charge had been dismissed May 30, and a county prosecutor authorized the refiling of the charge Monday. DiNardo's bail was set at 10 percent of $1 million. Now, the Bensalem couple has been subpoenaed to appear before a Bucks County grand jury on Thursday.
Search crews using heavy machinery, metal detectors, and cadaver dogs have been scouring the Solebury Township 68-acre farm - about 40 miles (65km) north of Philadelphia - as news helicopters hover overhead broadcasting the workers tearing up concrete and sifting through dirt.
His parents own the sprawling farm property the Federal Bureau of Investigation and police cadets have been methodically searching for four days. "We're going to keep digging and searching that property until we are satisfied that they are not there". "We're going to go where it leads us", Weintraub said at the press conference Wednesday.
Dean Finocchiaro, 19, of Middletown; Tom Meo, 21, of Plumstead; Jimi Tar Patrick, 19, of Newtown Township; and Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg, all were reported missing between Wednesday and Friday. Two days after Meo had gone missing, Cosmo DiNardo allegedly tried to sell Meo's vehicle to a friend for $500, the district attorney said, adding authorities are withholding the friend's name for his protection.
One of Finocchiaro's friends said on the phone Monday afternoon that he is concerned.
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The county's First District Attorney told CHANNEL 6 ACTION NEWS that it is too soon to say whether the teens are in danger and would not say what led them to search the property in Solebury.
When asked if foul play was suspected in the case, Weintraub said, "it sure would seem so", but declined to share further information. Patrick disappeared last Wednesday; the other three vanished Friday. Earlier Monday, Sturgis' parents confirmed his auto was found at Peddler's Village in Bucks County. He said Meo never goes anywhere without the kit. The wooded area being searched is also near Peddler's Village. A search warrant was reportedly executed Sunday night at a home in Solebury Township, where Meo's auto was found in the garage, according to Philly.com. Weintraub said he was not certain where the man was staying at this time, but that if he changed his address within 48 hours of his release he must inform authorities as a condition of his bail. He could not confirm if all four are still alive.
Weintraub earlier characterized the investigation into the whereabouts of the men as a "marathon, not a sprint". "What we're looking for is information that connects these four men together, that may connect them to the property we're searching, connect them to Cosmo DiNardo perhaps", Weintraub said.
"We're still trying to run that down and ascertain if that is accurate or not", he said.
Weintraub would not say if the men were believed to be in danger, but that authorities are treating the case "as a criminal investigation at this time" until more is known. "He was on the shyer side, but you would get a smile out of him, a little conversation", she said. "Everybody's talking about it".
Police have not said if the missing men are in any danger.