SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (KABC) --
Police have been called in to investigate a curious case after families reported finding porcelain dolls in front of their homes in a gated community in San Clemente, California.
The dolls were found on the porches of eight houses in the Talega development and resemble the young girls who live there, KTLA reports.
"We're examining the dolls in an attempt to identify who may have manufactured [them]," Orange County Sheriff's Department Lt. Jeff Hallock tells PEOPLE. "Are they homemade? Were they purchased at a retailer? Something, some information that will give us the ability to track down who may be responsible for leaving the dolls in front of people's houses."