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Authorities found the body of 1 of the 4 missing Pennsylvania men, along with other remains

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Updated July 13, 2017 07:13 AM EDT

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.

Dean Finocchiaro
This undated photo provided by the Bucks County District Attorney's Office on Monday, July 10, 2017, shows Dean Finocchiaro, one of four young men who went missing last week. (Bucks County District Attorney's Office/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

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.

Others made speculations about the murder.

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.

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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.”

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