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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
details emerge tonight in the case of a missing man who's remains were found at a local
Tucson police have identified the victim as Christopher Mazzarella, who
would have been 51 today.
was reported missing back in 2009. His remains were discovered by construction
workers at the old De Anza drive-in theater last year.
Thanks to technology, officials have been able to put a face
to those remains. Tonight we are learning more about the man behind the
mugshot. Friends who knew him say this is not the Christopher Mazzarella
my god, I knew he was homeless. Heard two years ago he was homeless. I was
devastated by it. I found myself looking at every homeless person on the
street. Somehow I thought if I could find him I could help him."
Friends describe him as
a talented opera singer who worked for a local theater company.
the Chief Medical Examiner's Office, the job is much tougher. All they had was
skeletal remains to work with. No face, but the bones hold many clues.
"The bulk of the exam is done by our forensic pathology staff. They
will examine the remains. They will work solely with the bones. They will
re-assemble the remains, document missing portions, look for evidence of
Everything from age to height, gender and ethnicity can be determined
through the remains.
harder is looking for a cause of death.
"We were not able to determine a cause of death based on our exam
because they were skeletal remains but the conditions in which they were found
"it's tragic. He sang so beautifully. Such a waste. Just a real
Police are calling this an open homicide investigation. We asked the
medical examiners office why it took almost a year to identify these remains. Officials say, with no identity, you are comparing the DNA to thousands of
names in a national database and that can take some time.