The main suspect charged in the recent killings of four young men in Pennsylvania had at least 40 prior encounters with local police in the past few years, ranging back since he was only 14-years-old, officials said.
Local police in the Bensalem Township said they had encountered Cosmo DiNardo 40 times or more since 2011, ABC reports.
But that number includes contacts where DiNardo personally was not involved, including when he was at his family’s home when their burglary alarm went off, said Fred Harran, director of public safety with the Bensalem Township Police Department.
Most of the contacts with police stemmed from mental health concerns, domestic incidents, improper ATV riding, and traffic citations.
Other police contacts added that in one report DiNardo was involved with a suspicious vehicle and disturbance at his high school where he was allegedly behaving in a loud and belligerent manner. He was asked to leave the school later, according to Harran.
“We document everything,” Harran told ABC News Thursday, July 20.
But none of the 40 prior encounters with police actually led to any arrests of DiNardo.
This recent update comes about after authorities found out DiNardo may have murdered 2 other people when he was just 15 years old.
Authorities were seen Thursday morning, July 20 doing an extensive search of the property again to check for any missing evidence that could connect DiNardo to more murders.
DiNardo confessed to the murders of four men after his lawyer made a deal with authorities not to give him any death sentences. He allegedly murdered the men after selling them marijuana separately and then shooting and burying them on his family’s Solebury Township farm property.
His cousin Sean Kratz, 20, was also arrested for his link to the murders.
The pair were charged with criminal homicide in the July 7 deaths of Dean Finocchiaro, 19, of Middletown Township; Tom Meo, 21, of Plumstead Township; Mark Sturgis, 22, of Pennsburg; and Jimi Tar Patrick, 19, of Newtown Township.
The mass grave in the farm’s backyard was 12 foot deep and contained 3 of the bodies. The fourth body was found in a separate grave on the same property.
Court documents show DiNardo and Kratz also face other multiple counts of conspiracy, robbery, and abuse of a corpse, ABC reports.
The motive for the killings has not yet been found while the investigation continues.