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Catherine Hoggle Spotted in Germantown, Children Still Missing


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By Kevin O’Rourke

Missing mom, Catherine Hoggle remained in Germantown and was seen on video Tuesday morning and did not get on a bus as was previously thought. Hoggle, who has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic patient, has been missing after not being able account for where her two young children are to her common-law husband.

Late today, Montgomery County Police have obtainted a criminal warrent for Hoggle, which will expand the investigative parameters in the search for Hoggle and her two young children.

Police announced earlier today that they have also obtained video of Catherine Hoggle in the Germantown area near Germantown Road, between Interstate 270 and Middlebrook Road at 4:40 am on Tuesday morning, approximately nine hours after she left the Chik-Fil-A restaurant on Airpark Drive on Monday night. The children were not seen in the video, according to police.

“We have a lot of people that drive to work that early in the morning, or are at work, or are out running that early in the morning,” said Assistant Chief Russ Hamill at a news conference on Wednesday. “We ask that everyone take another look at these pictures. I am asking people that frequent that area to take a hard look at these pictures, especially the mother. If you think that you have seen her or the children in that Sunday to Tuesday window.”

Police have also release video of Hoggle exiting the Chik-Fil-A restaurant in Germantown.

MCPD is still gravely concerned for the health and welfare of Hoggle’s two young children, Jacob, 2, and Sarah, 3, who have been missing since Sunday.

Police have also obtained a video showing the Hoggle, at the Harris-Teeter on Darnestown Road on Sunday afternoon, which is not far from the home of Hoggle’s parents on Haddonfield Lane in Gaithersburg.

Police said they have not received any phone calls or any information about the whereabouts of the two children."We have had no sightings of the children. We have not picked them up in any video footage and we have had no calls from the public," said Hamill. "And that deeply concerns me."

Catherine Hoggle, 27, of Clarksburg, has been missing since she skipped out on her common-law husband, Troy Turner, at the Chik-Fil-A in Germantown, after he suggested going to the police to help determine the whereabouts of his two young children.

Montgomery County Police Detectives have also obtained a warrent for Hoggle's arrest on child neglect. The isdemeanor charge will, if convicted will carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison or $5,000.

Police sources described Hoggle as a high-functioning and resourceful person. Police believe that she is aware of the media coverage of the story.

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The bizarre story began when the children’s father Troy Turner explained to police that on Sunday, Sept. 7 at approximately 1:00 pm., while he was at work, Catherine Hoggle’s father drove her, Jacob and Sarah to Catherine Hoggle’s mother’s home on Haddonfield Lane in Gaithersburg. Catherine borrowed her father’s car, a gray 2012 Nissan Rogue SUV, and told her parents that she was going to bring Jacob to get some pizza.

Police have discovered video of Hoggle and the vehicle at the Harris Teeter on Darnestown Road on Sunday afternoon. No children and no other people can be seen in the vehicle at that time, according to Hamill.

Catherine returned to her mother’s home after approximately three hours but did not have Jacob or pizza with her.

Catherine told her parents that Jacob was at a known playmate’s home. Catherine then returned to her home with Sarah. Investigation by police detectives on the evening of Sept.8 determined that Jacob had never been at his friend’s home during that time.

According to police, on Monday, Sept. 8 at approximately 5:50 am, Catherine left her Clarksburg apartment with Sarah. Catherine returned home at approximately 8:30 am. She then told her common-law husband that the children were at daycare. Hoggle said that she had dropped off both children (Sarah and Jacob) at an unknown daycare. Police have since learned that the children had never been enrolled in daycare. According to police sources, Troy Turner did not see either of the children on Monday morning.

Turner, who works nights, did not have knowledge that Jacob had not returned home from his grandmother’s home the previous night. That morning, Troy brought their other son, Clint, to the school bus stop.