This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
The Creepy Dolls Left At The Homes Of Young Girls Were Meant To Be Kind Gifts From Some Lady
It turns out the porcelain dolls left anonymously on the doorsteps of several Orange County homes were actually left by a woman who was just trying to be nice. Over the last few weeks, 11 families in the gated community of Talega in San Clemente found porcelain dolls placed in front of their doors without any explanation. Each doll resembled a little girl who lived in the home. The girls were all abut 10 years old and some attended the same school.
After an investigation, the O.C. Sheriff's Department discovered a link: several of the families also attended the same church. A local woman and fellow parishoner then came forward and told police that she had decided to get rid of her doll collection by giving them away to the girls, NBC LA reports.
The OCSD updated everyone who was waiting with bated breath to find out if this was the work of a maniac or the occult via their Twitter account.
Investigators have concluded that her motivation was out of goodwill and she intended it as a kind gesture. There will be no further investigation of this case.
It's not entirely clear why the woman didn't tell the families first or leave some kind of note, but we can all rest easy...for now.