Skeletal remains found on DeAnza Drive In property identified - Tucson News Now

Officials ID skeletal remains found at former drive-in theater

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Christopher Mazzarella (Source: Tucson Police Department) Christopher Mazzarella (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Skeletal remains found last year on the property of an old drive-in theater have been identified.

According to a news release from the Tucson Police Department, the remains are of Christopher Mazzarella, who would have been 51 now.

The remains were found on the property of the old DeAnza Drive In theater in May 2012.

Mazzarella had been missing since December 2009.

The Office of the Medical Examiner made the identification through a records search of DNA recovered from the remains found in the 1400 block of South Alvernon Way.

An investigation continues into the manner in which Mazzarella died.

Anyone with information about Mazzarella and the circumstances surrounding his death is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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