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Ten years later, 'it hasn't healed at all'

For the family of ex-Rye High football star Chris Mello, there's no such thing as closure

Updated: September 6, 2011, 4:38 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Ten years later, healing is not an option for a man with a broken heart, not when Doug Mello once held the remains of his 25-year-old son in the palm of his hand.

A piece of Chris Mello's vertebrae. "Something no bigger than a silver dollar," his father said Monday.

He placed the bone fragment back inside a plastic bag, sealed it, and buried it at the Westchester County memorial site for his Chris, a former Rye High School football star, Princeton rugby player and venture analyst who ...

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