NUTLEY, N.J.— The mystery behind the tombstone that was found earlier this month at a New Jersey bus terminal has been solved.
NJ.com reports the gravestone, which police believed belonged to a child, actually belonged to a a Newark Rottweiler named Max Ferreira.
An employee found the headstone at the NJ Transit Bus Terminal in Nutley on August 5.
Detectives were able to match records at a local animal hospital to confirm that Max the dog was born on June 16, 1990 and died on Sept. 29, 1998, just as the stone reflected.
Police say records indicated the pet belonged to former Newark resident Agostino Ferreira, who died in 2005.
Police say it’s still unclear where Max is buried or how his headstone ended up at the terminal.