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Sculpture stolen in home burglary

Sculpture stolen in home burglary

Gazette-Times | Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:00 am | 1 Comment

Have you seen ‘Exaltation?’ The sculpture was stolen sometime Sunday. Call the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 541-766-6858. (Contributed photo)

A sculpture worth about $20,000 was stolen Sunday in a residential burglary and investigators hope someone will come forward with its whereabouts.

According to information from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, the sculpture, along with two flat-screen TVs, a Nintendo gaming system and several video games, were taken from a house on Avalon Drive north of Corvallis on Sunday.

The homeowner, Rich Carone, left the residence Sunday morning and discovered the items missing when he returned about 3:30 p.m. His daughter had reportedly left the front door unlocked when she left the house a few hours earlier.

The sculpture, which is called “Exaltation,” was purchased for $7,000 about 12 years ago. The artist,  Frederick Hart, is known for the “Three Soldiers” sculpture at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., among others.

Hart died in  1999. “Exaltation,” which is made of  acrylic lucite, is now estimated to be worth $18,000-22,000.

The dimensions are approximately 23” X 13” X 13.

Neighbors told deputies they did not see any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 541-766-6858.

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