Cosmo DiNardo has reportedly confessed to another two murders – on top of the four he already admitted to – in custody
The schizophrenic drug dealer who killed four young men on his family’s rural Pennsylvania farm this week claimed to have murdered two other people.
Cosmo DiNardo has already confessed to luring Dean Finocchiaro, Tom Meo, Jimi Tar Patrick and Mark Sturgis on his family’s property in Solebury Township.
All of the men went missing within days of each other two weeks ago. Their bodies were found in a grave on DiNardo’s family property after an extensive search last week.
According to The New York Times, the 20-year-old has confessed to two more slayings since he was taken in to custody but police have not yet verified the claims.
He claims to have carried out the murders five years ago in Philadelphia, when he was just 15.
They have not released the names of his apparent fifth and sixth victims but sources said they were looking in to whether his claims match any open cases.
DiNardo was arrested after cell phone signals from one of the missing men’s phones led them to his property.
Authorities have since revealed that he had been trying to sell one of the four men’s cars online after he vanished.
He lured them to his home under the pretense of selling marijuana to them.
After killing them, he tried to dispose of their remains in a metal tank that is used for roasting pigs for meat. He claims he had the help of his cousin, 20-year-old Sean Kratz.
People close the murderer told the Times that when he was around 15, the age when he claimed to have committed the other two murders, DiNardo ‘went crazy’.
One told how he randomly punched two people at a mall for looking at his girlfriend.
‘He’s been talking about killing people since he was 14,’ said one person who did not want to be named.
DiNardo has already confessed to killing Dean Finocchiaro (left) and Tom Meo (right)
He has also admitted killing Jimi Patrick (left) and Mark Sturgis (right)
Others told how he harassed girls in high school, repeatedly texting them to invite them to his house for pool parties which no one ever attended.
They feared he would retaliate if they did not go and ended up blocking his number, they said.
DiNardo attended just one semester at Arcadia College in 2015. He continued to hang around campus after dropping out and campus police have records of incidents in which he ‘unnerved’ staff and students.
In Facebook messages, he bombarded women with requests for sex. In one, he told a woman: ‘“I wanna make babies asap.’
Friends said while he had always behaved differently to others, his behavior became more violent after an accident in a four wheeler in the woods on his family’s farm last year.
They said he was alone and suffered several broken bones and a severe head injury as a result of the crash.
The four men’s bodies were found on DiNardo’s family’s property in Solebury Township in Pennsylvania this week
Authorities spent days searching the DiNardo family’s sprawling Pennsylvania farm last week. Three of the bodies were discovered in a 12-foot grave and another was found buried in a separate site
DiNardo was arrested on July 10 on four-month-old gun charge. He was charged with the murders days later. His cousin, 20-year-old Sean Kratz, is accused in three of the murders
‘That incident drove him over the edge. He was a more violent individual,’ one person, asking to remain anonymous, said.
No one from the DiNardo family has commented publicly since his arrest.
On July 5, Jimi Patrick arranged to buy marijuana and a gun from DiNardo for $8,000. He was last seen at 6pm that evening.
Friends said DiNardo (above in a Snapchat photograph) had become more violent since a four-wheeler accident last year
When DiNardo arrived for the deal, the 19-year-old had just $800 on him. He shot him immediately and buried the teenager’s body on his parents’ property.
On July 7, Finocchiaro, 19, made a separate deal to buy marijuana from him. DiNardo and Kratz conspired to rob the teenager as they were making the deal.
It is not clear where DiNardo met either Patrick or Finocchiaro on the night he killed them.
They shot him and put his body in the pig roaster first. Later that night, he met with Meo and Sturgis at a church to carry out another deal.
At some point, the trio returned to his family’s property. He opened fire, shooting them both. After firing several shots at each, DiNardo ran out of ammunition and resorted to running over Meo with a backhoe to ensure he was dead.
He then tossed their bodies in the pig roaster.
He is facing an abundance of charges including four for murder. Kratz faces three and is not accused of being involved in Patrick’s killing.