Police: Mystery headstone belonged to a dog

This tombstone found in Nutley actually belonged to a dog.

This tombstone found in Nutley actually belonged to a dog. (8/17/15)

NUTLEY - The Nutley Police Department has cracked the case of the mysterious headstone that was found at a New Jersey Transit bus terminal earlier this month.

The stone, which beared the name of 8-year-old Max Ferreira, actually belonged to a Rottweiler.

Nutley detectives matched the records at a local animal hospital to confirm the name on the stone was that of a dog that belonged to a former Newark resident who died in 2005.

It is still unclear how exactly Max's headstone came to appear at the bus terminal.

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