Stuffed dolls have been showing up randomly in two Missouri towns, and residents in Jefferson County are baffled by their appearance.
Some dolls, that are being found in the towns of Festus and Crystal City, are headless. Others have no teeth. Residents said the dolls are life-like, and from a distance could be mistaken for a small child.
"They're getting pretty good where they are putting these; putting them where they are going to be seen. This one was at a major intersection," Festus police Chief Tim Lewis told KTVI.
Crystal City police Capt. Mike Pruneau said one doll has been found in his city, MyMoInfo.com reported.
"When we found this one, it was laying in front of our building. We picked it up and it was the doll, they've been hanging on top of stop signs, laying in front of the license office," resident Angela Ravellette told KTVI.
As quickly as the dolls have popped up, they have disappeared. Police are looking into the matter but have no leads.
Jefferson County resident Logan Galczynski subscribes to the "Annabelle" theory.
"You know like the new Annabelle movie that came out? Like, kind of ties into that," Galczynski told KSDK.
Lewis believes the dolls are a harmless prank but worries the toys' realistic look could lead to someone getting injured.
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