FBI searches Peabody ‘creepy doll’ business and owner’s home in Salem

PEABODY – The FBI stated there is “no danger to community protection” pursuing a look for of a “creepy dolls” store in Peabody and the owner’s residence in Salem.

When business owners in the 58 Mills complex in Peabody noticed eight or much more gentlemen in uniform in their hallway on Tuesday, they told WBZ-Tv they assumed there was servicing work getting performed.

It was only when they noticed the labeled jackets they recognized the FBI was within the developing.

“I can verify the FBI was at each areas yesterday conducting law enforcement action in relationship with an ongoing federal investigation,” an FBI spokesperson told WBZ Wednesday. “To shield the integrity of the ongoing investigation, we’re going to chorus from commenting on its compound. On the other hand there is no risk to general public security.”

“They had been taking things out of the shop and placing them into bins,” a neighbor in the advanced stated.

Kat's Creepy Creations
Kat’s Creepy Creations in Peabody

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According to witnesses, the FBI was hunting “Kat’s Creepy Creations.”

Kat’s Creepy Creations describes alone as artwork that will, “shock the mind and shake the soul.”

The shop’s Instagram account claims it specializes in “creepy dolls, oddities, and bone artwork,” with posts together with a serious human cranium and a situation of 11 human vertebrae. The caption of just one of the posts suggests, “If you happen to be in the market for human bones strike me up.”  

Witnesses informed WBZ the FBI brokers were being at the complex, which properties many distinct businesses, from early morning till late afternoon. They claimed the agents were being lugging what looked like wrapped suitcases and bins out of the shop.

“I was like Okay, what’s happening,” mentioned Mary, who will work on the to start with floor. “It truly is sort of strange since it really is your location of operate so you want to be protected, you want to feel risk-free.”

FBI agents searched the Salem property of the owner of Kat’s Creepy Creations on March 7, 2023.

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The FBI was also observed at the store owner’s household on Nice Road in Salem digging in the property Tuesday.

“They set up two tents in the backyard, appeared to be like a lab established up. A select up truck was here with the again loaded with tools, forensic-kind devices. They used 8 hours in this article collecting a big selection of boxes. Totes, bags were brought out,” a neighbor, who did not want to be determined instructed WBZ Wednesday.

“It was a tad unnerving, if you seriously want to know, specifically viewing people in Tyvex satisfies.” 

“It is really like what is it, is there a human body buried? Why the FBI? It does not make any perception,” said Michelle Peterson of Salem. Peterson life all-around the corner from the shop’s proprietor. She says Salem is ordinarily a quiet town.

“It is sort of creepy,” stated Peterson. “This is a very silent place. Very little at any time actually transpires.”  

The proprietor of Kat’s Creepy Creations told WBZ-Television set Wednesday she experienced no remark.

A single of the Mills 58 home owners issued this assertion to WBZ:

For every the Head Investigator on this make a difference, the FBI was granted authorization by the business enterprise owner to enter their company suite yesterday, and has mentioned that there is no threat or threat to the home or its tenants in anyway. This is an isolated incident and is unrelated to the remaining Mills 58 corporations and house possession.