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Raleigh violinist searching for missing 19th century violin

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

A valuable 19th century violin has gone missing and now local violinist is on a desperate search to locate the instrument.

Violinist Mary Snyder and her husband, Warren, left their North Raleigh home at approximately 3 p.m. Monday on their way to visit family in the Washington, D.C., area. According to Warren, he believes he made a crucial error while packing up the family SUV.

Mary Snyder plays with the Raleigh Symphony.

Warren Snyder told WNCN he believes he set the case holding the violin on a hitch carrier at the back of the SUV, closed the trunk and drove off without realizing the violin wasn't in the trunk, but in the hitch carrier instead.

Snyder says they left from the Traemoor Village area, traveled on Strickland Road to Lead Mine Road, then to Six Forks Road to Falls of Neuse Road before getting on I-540.

He believes the violin may have fallen out of the hitch carrier somewhere along the way. The Snyders didn't realize the violin was missing until they reached their destination in the Washington suburbs.

Snyder says he had a neighbor check the home, but the violin wasn't there. The Snyders have tried contacting the Raleigh Police Department office that handles lost items, but the office was closed.

The violin is in a black elongated case with no identification. The violin was made in the 1800s by Chevrier and has a mark inside saying it was renovated in the early 1900s.

The Snyders are asking anyone who finds it to immediately contact the Raleigh Police.

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