An unnamed 52-year-old man nicknamed Sam returned to his apartment in Peoria, Illinois, to find his trombone, which he had stashed in a bedroom cupboard, had been ripped from its canvas case, the slide tossed aside, and the mouthpiece roughly jammed into the instrument. The parts, along with lubricants, were haphazardly thrust back into the case. Nothing else in the apartment appeared to have been touched. Adding to the mystery, there was no sign of forced entry. Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois), 15 Aug 2017.