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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island family is reeling after discovering the wrong headstone on the grave of a 9-year-old girl.

Newsday ( ) says the family of Amiyah (uh-MEE’-uh) Dunston found someone else’s headstone when they visited her grave on Valentine’s Day in Uniondale.

Amiyah was mauled by a dog in November 2015. Her family had ordered a headstone, but that one hadn’t arrived yet.

Amiyah’s grandmother, Marlena West, says the child’s mother relived the tragedy because of the error.

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It’s not clear whether the other family has been informed of the mix-up.

Greenfield Cemetery is owned by the Town of Hempstead (HEHM’-stehd). A sympathetic commissioner had the monument company remove the incorrect headstone.

Town spokesman Mike Deery extended “heartfelt apologies” on the monument company’s behalf.


Information from: Newsday,