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Montgomery County mother is found; 2 toddlers are still missing

Montgomery County police continue to speak with Catherine Hoggle, the 27-year-old woman who had been missing for days along with two of her children, but the children have not been located.

“Catherine Hoggle remains in police custody while detectives continue to interview her,” Capt. Paul Starks, a police spokesman, said Saturday morning. “The welfare and location of the children remain our primary concern. They have not been located.”

Hoggle was found late Friday, authorities said.

A telephone tip at about 11:15 p.m. to the 911 center led officers to the woman, Starks said.

The children, Sarah Hoggle, 3, and her brother Jacob, 2, “were not with her,” the spokesman said.

There has been no immediate indication of the whereabouts of the children.

All three had been objects of an intensive search in the county for the past several days.

Hoggle has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

She and Troy Turner had lived with their three children in an apartment in Clarksburg in a life that has been described as relatively uneventful until Sunday.

But that afternoon, with Turner at work, Hoggle took the children to her mother’s home nearby. At one point, she left with Jacob and returned without him. She said she had left him at a friend’s home, but it was later learned that he had not been there.

She eventually returned to her apartment with Sarah and the older boy. The next morning, she said she had taken Jacob and Sarah to a day-care program, but later could not describe the program clearly.

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