Westfield, NY (WBEN) A violinist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra has been murdered in Westfield.
Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace says Mary Whitaker was found with a gunshot wound to the head at her home on Titus Road last night. He believes this is a homicide, and anticipates an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.
Gerace is not commenting about the investigation at this time.
Whitaker was also a member of the Westchester Philharmonic for the last 25 years. She also toured with Barbra Streisand during the 2006-07 North American and international tours.