Authorities have found the body of one of the four men that went missing in Pennsylvania last week, according to Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub.
At a midnight news conference Thursday, authorities said they had found the body of 19-year-old Dean Finocchiaro, who was last seen on July 7.
Finocchiaro's body was found in a 12.5 foot deep grave along with other human remains at a property connected to the investigation. Authorities have not been able to identify the other remains yet.
"We are not done yet. This is a homicide, make no mistake about it," Weintraub told reporters.
Some took to Twitter to express their condolences.
This shouldn't have happened. So sad. Prayers for the family and friends— bhanks (@bhanks23) July 13, 2017
My heart is literally broken this is so fucking sad. RIP dean finocchiaro— Gina Lynn Scrocca (@ginascrocca) July 13, 2017
Others made speculations about the murder.
12 foot grave? That boy had help diggin that! Somebody else is involved— IG:HOOCHIE125 (@bunnygang125) July 13, 2017
Foul play is suspected in the case of four men who vanished in Pennsylvania last week, according to CNN.
CNN reported Tuesday that the FBI and state and local investigators are hunting for the young men in the region north of Philadelphia.
“It sure would seem so,” Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said Tuesday when asked if foul play was involved.
Jimi Patrick, 19, of Newtown Township, reportedly went missing first, vanishing last Wednesday.
Tom Meo, 21, of Plumstead Township, Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg and Dean Finnochiaro, 18, of Middletown Township, were purportedly last glimpsed Friday.
Twitter users on Tuesday commented on the case’s developments, which have gained national attention as the men remain missing.
The Associated Press on Tuesday reported that a person of interest in the case who had been jailed on an unrelated gun charge has been released after posting bail.
Cosmo DiNardo, 20, was reportedly freed after posting 10 percent of his $1 million bail in cash that evening.
DiNardo was purportedly arrested Monday for illegally possessing a 20-gauge shotgun and ammunition.
The DiNardo family owns a vast farm property in Bucks County, PA that has emerged as a key focus in the search for the missing men.
Weintraub said Tuesday that 40 to 50 people were participating in the investigation, which he called “just massive in scope.”
“Take the biggest [investigation] you’ve ever seen and multiply it by a million,” he said. “[It’s] all hands on deck.”
“I hope and pray that would be the best outcome,” Weintraub added when asked if he thought the four men would reappear alive. "I just have to go where the evidence takes me. I don’t know the answer to that.”