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MCPD Has Had No Sign of Catherine Hoggle

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By Kevin O’Rourke

Montgomery County Police issued a statement at 10:30 am that they have had no sightings of Catherine Hoggle or her children since Monday, and have no planned searches today, unless information comes to light which would warrant a search.

“The police department remains concerned for Catherine and the children,” said the statement. “The last verified sighting of Catherine was on Tuesday morning, Sept. 9 at approximately 4:30 am in Germantown. There have been no confirmed sightings of the children since they were reported missing by their father on Monday, Sept. 8.”

The father of the children, Troy Turner, and friends of the family continue to canvas the Germantown central business district handing out flyers and speaking to shoppers. They plan a candlelight vigil for Saturday night at 9 pm in Germantown Town Center.

They have also set up a crowd-funding website in hopes raising money to offer as a reward for information leading to the children. The site is available at http://www.gofundme.com/eebhyk .

The gofundme page reads, "This page was created by the loved ones of Jacob and Sarah to help raise money to offer as a reward for any information that will aide in the safe return of these precious babies to their father and family."

Hoggle, a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic patient, who has been off her medications for as long as two weeks, has eluded police for most of this week. MCPD obtained a warrant for her arrest on child neglect charges, based on her leaving her children, Jacob, 2, and Sarah, 3, unattended for more than 72 hours.

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Based on data and information gathered during the investigation, detectives have focused on areas of the county that they believe Catherine may have visited recently. Officers have searched these areas, looking for evidence that could assist detectives in locating the Hoggles, according to police. “The search process is highly organized and systematic, conducted by police officers, and is overseen by the Montgomery County Police Department Search Team,” said the statement.

There are no searches planned for today. “Today, Montgomery County Poli