Someone Left Creepy Dolls In Front Of Homes That Resemble The Young Girls Who Live Inside

The porcelain dolls were discovered in the early mornings over the past week in Orange County, Calif. The sheriff’s department says they were left in “goodwill.”

1. Up to 11 dolls were left in front of California homes where young girls around the age of 10 were living. The dolls raised serious concerns among the families that received them, because they bear a striking resemblance to their young daughters.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department

“Families in each of the homes where porcelain dolls were left voiced concern that the dolls resembled their daughters,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Some of the girls attend the same elementary school, and they all live in the same residential development, known as Talega, Lt. Jeff Hallock said.

2. The dolls were found by the families in the early mornings over the past week. No notes or threatening messages were attached to the dolls, which Hallock called “creepy or very unusual.”

Orange County Sheriff’s Department

“(Someone) found a China doll on her stoop that looked like her daughter,” resident Mary Robin Baziak said. “Her daughter has brown hair, tan skin, and the doll literally had olive skin and brown hair.”

3. Investigators located the person who left the porcelain dolls, the sheriff’s department said Thursday night. She said the dolls were left in “goodwill.”

4. The female adult who left the dolls was a community church member clearing out a doll collection, who decided to “surprise” neighbors, NBC 4 reported.

5. The dolls were not considered a crime, Hallock said.

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