BANGOR — A 161-year-old gravestone has been returned to its rightful place in Maine after sitting for years in a sheriff’s department evidence room.

The gravestone for Alzada A. Fifield, who died in 1850 at the age of 7 months, has been returned to the small Bradford Corner Cemetery in Bradford.

The grave marker and two other stolen gravestones had sat for years in a Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department evidence room. Two of the headstones were returned to their proper places after Sheriff Glenn Ross asked for the public’s help in determining where they had come from.

But the Bangor Daily News says the third one remained in the evidence room until a member of the Bradford Heritage Museum and Historical Society recently discovered where it belonged.