**(Update) Long-time Chautauqua Inst. Symphony Orchestra member identified as homicide victim in Westfield...

A New York City woman has been identified as the victim killed by a gun-shot wound in the town of Westfield Wednesday afternoon.  Sheriff Joe Gerace says the victim is 61 year-old Mary Whittaker... who owned the home at 8448 Titus Road.  Gerace also says that -- through the preliminary autopsy results -- they have ruled Whitaker's death as a homicide.  He says officers were called to the scene about 4:30 p.m. yesterday... and, the investigation is continuing.  Whitaker's Titus Road home is a summer residence while she played in the Chautauqua Institution Symphony Orchestra.  She was an accomplished violinist... and, had played with the Symphony for the past 35 years. 

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