Grandparents of missing Loyola student release biography

Posted at 1:36 PM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 18:35:10-04

The grandparents of missing Loyola University student, Jimi Taro Patrick, released a statement about his life Thursday.

The Bucks County District Attorney’s office released the biography just over a week after the 19-year-old’s disappearance in Pennsylvania.

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His family said Patrick is a business student on a full scholarship at Loyola. He’d just finished his freshman year and works at a restaurant in Buckingham, Pa.

Patrick lives in Newtown, Pa. with his grandparents, according to the statement. He and three other men went missing last week, and police suspect they’re victims of foul play.

Read the full statement:

A massive search of a sprawling farm north of Philadelphia led authorities to the body of Dean Finocchiaro, 19, in a 12.5-foot-deep grave on the property.

The son of the property's owners was arrested earlier Wednesday on charges he tried to sell the stolen car of one of the missing men and is being held on $5 million bond. He had been described earlier in the week by the county prosecutor as a person of interest in the investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.