Photos: Remembering Chris Mazzarella

Christopher Mazzarella, 47, a talented actor and singer who struggled with alcoholism and mental illness throughout his adult life, was murdered and buried in a shallow grave at the now-closed DeAnza Drive-in theater near 22nd Street and Alvernon Way. Construction workers unearthed Mazzarella’s remains in May 2012. He was identified earlier this month through DNA his mother, Judy Cook, provided to a national registry for families of the missing when she reported his disappearance in early 2010. See him throughout the years in this gallery.