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