July 24, 2014 11:07 pm

Police in California investigate dolls left at homes of girls they resemble

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TORONTO – Police in Orange County, Calif., are investigating after a number of porcelain dolls were left outside the homes of girls they appear to resemble.

There are at least eight families in the city of San Clemente who have received the dolls, with all the girls targeted being around 10 years old, according to police.

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Families voiced concerns to police how the dolls resembled their daughters. Lt. Jeff Hallock from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department told ABC News the case of the mysterious dolls caught police by surprise.

Police are investigating after a number of porcelain dolls were left outside the homes of girls they appear to resemble.

(Orange County Sheriffs Department)

“We’re trying to connect the families and the girls,” said Hallock. “We’re trying to figure out if there is a correlation.”

Police say they have collected the porcelain dolls as evidence and are attempting to identify their origin or discover clues as to who may be responsible for leaving them.

“The dolls were being left at these homes, but everybody thought they were the only one,” said Hallock. “When the families started communicating and put it together, they became concerned.”

Police have said although they consider it very suspicious activity, no crime has so far been committed and are working with the affected families to find answers.

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