Greggory pointed out this one to me. An autographed Pearl Jam guitar–a Telecaster once owned by Mike McCready–that was given to a teenage fan with a terminal brain tumour was stolen from an apartment in Burlington, Vermont. It was eventually recovered–but the autographs missing.
Josh Hardy was given the guitar twenty years ago through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Three months after receiving the guitar, he died.
Since then, the guitar has been the property of his brother, Ben. It was out of his apartment that it was snatched.