The Latest: 4 bodies found on property linked to ex-officer

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Posted: Dec 20, 2016 8:00 PM

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a retired police officer accused of killing four men who went missing during a drug deal (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

Police have confirmed four bodies were found on property linked to a former New York police officer accused of killing four men who went missing during a drug deal this year.

Chester police Chief Peter Graziano tells The Journal News the bodies were found in Otisville on Tuesday on property rented by Nicholas Tartaglione. He says the remains were taken to the county's medical examiner for identification.

Tartaglione was arrested Monday on charges of murder and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. He has pleaded not guilty. He used to work for the Briarcliff Manor police department.

The four missing men were last seen at a bar in Chester in April. Police say the men knew each other and some of them were involved in drug activity.

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5:05 p.m.

A retired New York police officer has been accused of killing four men who went missing during a drug deal this year as authorities reportedly discovered the remains of four bodies on property linked to him.

Federal prosecutors say Nicholas Tartaglione was arrested Monday on murder and conspiracy to distribute cocaine charges.

Tartaglione has pleaded not guilty. He used to work for the Briarcliff Manor police department and lives in Otisville.

WABC-TV reports state police and the FBI searched property linked to him and discovered the remains of four bodies.

The four missing men were last seen at a bar in the Orange County town of Chester in April. Police say the men knew each other and some of them were involved in drug activity.