Eldridge Park says the head was found and was the result of miscommunication between a volunteer and the park.
The park says on its Facebook page that work was done on the statue previously due to damage. Repairs were made, but the repair failed causing the head to fall off.
The park says one worker took the head for safekeeping and for future repairs and that there was a “communication breakdown” resulting in the previous claim.
Elmira police and Eldridge Park officials are trying to find the person who decapitated a statue in the mini golf course.
Park officials say they cannot make repairs to the statue because the culprit ran off with the head. They say that someone broke into the golf course last week and caused the damage and are unsure if the statue is replaceable.
Elmira Police and Eldridge park officials urge anyone who might have information on this vandalism to contact the Elmira Police Department.
18 News reached out to park officials and have not heard back at this time.
This is a developing story and will be updated with information as it is made available.