We can't find my husband's iRiver. We couldn't find his digital camera, either. Our other piece of small electronics is my pda and I had that with me at all times (not paranoia. I'm writing a story on it.)
He called the agency (his things and, well. Male voice. They still carry more authority, which is unfortunate.) Upon my advice, he simply said that the items were misplaced and if she perhaps knew where she put them - no overt accusatons of theft.
And less than a minute after hanging up, he found the camera, and immediately called the agency back. Since he'd only said things were misplaced, it wasn't embarrassing to do so.
Our current theory is that he left the iRiver at work. He's done so in the past.
I didn't want to think of it any other way. Pure selfishness - I want her back and I don't want her insulted.