According to Newsday, history buff and Merokean Charlie Rubin stumbled upon something strange right outside his daughter's front door – a 238 year-old headstone that was missing from a local cemetary for more than three years.
According to the article;
Rubin's Internet research revealed the headstone had been missing from Monfort Cemetery, roughly a mile away, for three years.
His inquiries ultimately led him to North Hempstead Town historian Howard Kroplick, who used his pickup truck to retrieve the roughly 35-pound stone from the 18th-century Thomas Dodge House, where Rubin's daughter rents an apartment.
The marker, Newsday goes on to say, was that of 2-year-old Elizabeth Schenck who died on May 23, 1774. She was the daughter of Martin Schenck of Manhasset.