Search Underway for 2 Missing Maryland Children; Mother Found, Claims They Are Safe

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The mother of two missing Maryland children says they are safe but refuses to say where they are, police said.

The Montgomery County Police Department provided these photos of Sarah Hoggle, 3 (left), and Jacob Hoggle, 2 (right), who were reported missing Sept. 8.

The Montgomery County Police Department provided these photos of Sarah Hoggle, 3 (left), and Jacob Hoggle, 2 (right), who were reported missing Sept. 8.

Catherine Hoggle, 26, of Clarksburg, Md., was taken into custody late Friday. She and her children, Sarah, 3, and Jacob, 2, were reported missing Monday, Montgomery County police said.

Hoggle faces charges of child neglect and of obstruction and hindering, police said. She is being held at the county Department of Correction and Rehabilitation.

The Montgomery County Police Department  provided this photo of Catherine Hoggle, 26, of Clarksburg, Md. She was taken into custody Sept. 12. Police said she refused to disclose the whereabouts of her two missing children.

The Montgomery County Police Department provided this photo of Catherine Hoggle, 26, of Clarksburg, Md. She was taken into custody Sept. 12. Police said she refused to disclose the whereabouts of her two missing children.

Troy Turner, Hoggle’s longtime partner and the children’s father, told police that on Sept. 7, Hoggle left Sarah at her mother’s home in nearby Gaithersburg and said she was taking Jacob with her to get pizza. She returned without Jacob about three hours later and said the boy was at a playmate’s home, police said in a statement. Police later determined that Jacob had never been at his friend’s home.

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