WAPATO, Wash. (AP) — The mayor of the central Washington state town of Wapato says someone left a decapitated goat in front of her home last month in an escalating bid to intimidate her.

Mayor Dora Alvarez-Roa recently disclosed the incident in a social media post. Wapato Police are investigating.

The city has been in political turmoil in recent months. The Washington State Auditor’s Office found that a former deputy clerk embezzled more than $300,000 from 2011 to 2017. Roa has been criticized after appointing her predecessor as mayor to the newly created, $95,000-a-year position of city administrator.

Roa said that a few months ago people began screeching their tires in front of her house and taking photographs of her granddaughter in the yard. She says she’s worried about the escalation.