October 2006: Chris Brynarsky had just finished a custom paint job on a bumper at his auto repair shop in Union County, North Carolina, when he was fatally shot. Before finishing the job, mechanic Mark Cosentino inscribed a memorial message on the inside of the bumper.
“In memory of Christopher Brynarsky 10/11/06 11:45am His Last + Final Project. INRI. May the LORD keep you in his love for eternity. CML Motorsports, Inc.”
Good Friday 2015: A mechanic removed a bumper from a car that had been brought into his shop in Charlotte, North Carolina, and discovered the message Cosentino had hand-written on the inside nine years before. That mechanic was Chris Brynarsky’s dad, John.