FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042
Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840
Investigators Locate Person Responsible for Porcelain Dolls
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – (July 24, 2014) – On Thursday, July 24, 2014 Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators began pursuing information related to reports that several porcelain dolls were left on porches of homes in the Talega community of San Clemente. Based on initial reports, the porcelain dolls were left on porches over the course of the last week. Though initially there was not a specific criminal component being pursued, Sheriff’s investigators immediately dedicated time and resources in attempt to resolve the issue and identify the person or people responsible.
Investigators immediately began examining the dolls in attempt to locate any evidence as well as meeting with the impacted families to determine similarities or commonalities amongst the group. Following conversation and questioning of several parents, information was learned that focused on a female adult who lived in the local community and attended church with many of the impacted families.
Investigators made contact with the female adult who admitted to placing the porcelain dolls on the porch of the various residences in the community. Investigators have concluded that her motivation was out of goodwill and that she intended it as a kind gesture.
There will be no further investigation of this case.
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