Investigators suspect foul play in case of four missing men
Jul 11 2017
Officials are saying little about the mysterious disappearance of four young men in Bucks County, Pa., this week, with investigators specifying the only connection they're aware of between the men is one of friendship.
Weintraub identified the missing men as Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg, Montgomery County; Tom Meo, 21, of Plumstead Township, Bucks County; Dean Finocchiario, 19, of Middletown Township, Bucks County; and Jimi Tar Patrick, 19, of Newtown Township, Bucks County.
At a news conference Monday afternoon, Weintraub said police have called in the Federal Bureau of Investigation because because the agency has the expertise to search a Solebury farm for any signs of the four men from Bucks and Montgomery counties who have been reported missing. He asked the public for their patience and prayers for the missing men and their families.
It is "all hands on deck" until the investigation is complete, he said. He has not communicated with friends or shown up for work, "which is not normal for Jimi", police said.
Newtown Township police said Patrick had not been seen or heard from since 6 p.m. Wednesday.
District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said three of the men went missing Friday and the fourth on Wednesday. We hope and pray that they are, but we need to go where the investigation leads us. News outlets have reported that cars belonging to both Potash and Meo have been found in the area. Clark says that her family is offering a reward for information and that her son is a diabetic.
As the investigation continues into the disappearance of four Pennsylvania men, Action News has learned a vehicle belonging to one of those men has been found.
Weintraub also said he could not speak to media reports that Sturgis' vehicle had been found at nearby Peddler's Village in Lahaska. He was wearing gray shorts and a polo shirt with a multi-colored design when last seen. The wooded area being searched is also near Peddler's Village. That's not far from where they were last seen.
He was last seen getting into a vehicle on Hampton Drive, police in Middletown 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.
Patrick stands 5-foot-10-inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. "He is 5'9", 150 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes.
NBC Philadelphia reports that Sturgis and Meo became friends while they worked for Sturgis' father, Mark Potash's, construction company.