Catherine Hoggle Credit: Montgomery County Police photo

Update 2:55 p.m. – Catherine Hoggle, the Clarksburg woman who was found Friday night after disappearing Sept. 8 along with her two young children, is being held on a $1 million-plus bond as investigators continue the search for her missing children.

Police Captain Darren Francke said in a press conference Monday morning that police are beginning to build a homicide case against Hoggle. He said police interviewed her for 15 hours, including sending her husband Troy Turner in to talk with her, after apprehending her Friday, but she would not tell police where the children are located.

Hoggle, 27, has been the subject of intense scrutiny since police announced Sept. 9 that they were concerned about the well-being of her two children, Jacob Hoggle, 2, and Sarah Hoggle, 3, after Hoggle, who has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and the children disappeared.

Francke said Hoggle was “lucid” during the interview and told police she had been taking her medication. Hoggle told police the two young children were in a safe location and together, Francke said. He said Turner asked Hoggle at least 25 times, if not more, to reveal the location of the children, but she did not.

Police also plan to pursue charges of parental abduction against Hoggle, according to Francke. She is currently charged with two counts of child neglect as well as obstructing and hindering a police investigation.

Francke said she is currently undergoing a medical evaluation by doctors at the Department of Corrections and they will determine what to do regarding her medical treatment.

A Montgomery County District Court judge ordered Hoggle held on $1 million bond for child neglect, and an additional $20,000 for the obstruction charge on Monday afternoon, according to local news reports. Originally it had been reported Hoggle would be held on $1 million bond for each count of child neglect, but that was later corrected by the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s office. The total may increase when she appears on charges of parental abduction.

Police said Hoggle was taken into custody as she walked late Friday in the area of Century Boulevard and later questioned about the whereabouts of her children.

Hoggle and Turner’s third child, Clint, 5, is safe, according to police.

Timeline of events:

Sept. 8: 8 p.m. – Troy Turner, Hoggle’s husband, contacted police to report Hoggle and their two children are missing. The family, along with Hoggle’s father, Randy Hoggle, lives in the 12200 block of Elm Forest Court in Clarksburg. Turner told police the following series of events:

  • Randy Hoggle drove Jacob and Sarah to Catherine’s mother’s house in Gaithersburg at 1 p.m. Sept. 7.
  • Catherine Hoggle picked up Jacob from her mother’s house and told her mother she is going to take him for pizza. Catherine returned to her mother’s house three hours later without Jacob and told her mother she took Jacob to a friend’s house. Police later determined Jacob was never taken to the friend’s house.
  • Around 5:50 a.m. Sept. 8 Catherine left with Sarah and told her husband she took the girl to a daycare center. At 8:30 a.m. Catherine returned home and told Turner she dropped both children off at the day care center.
  • At 11 a.m., Turner took Catherine to a medical appointment and afterwards asked to pick up the children, but Catherine wouldn’t tell him where they were located. At this time, Turner said he was going to go to police, but before doing so, the two stopped at the Chick-fil-A in Germantown. At the restaurant, Hoggle slipped out the backdoor and disappeared, sparking a police search for her as well as the children.

Sept. 9: 4:30 a.m. – Surveillance video captured Catherine Hoggle in the area of Interstate 270 and the Germantown Commons shopping center. Her children were not with her.

Sept. 9-12 – Police searched areas of northern Montgomery County as part of an organized, systematic search for Hoggle and her children, but find nothing.

Sept. 12: 11:18 p.m.: – Police located Catherine Hoggle as she walked in the area of Century Boulevard and Crystal Rock Drive in Germantown after receiving a call from a resident who said her boyfriend had talked to Hoggle in that area. Her children were not with her. She was transported to police headquarters for questioning. Police said Hoggle had attempted to flee. When she was taken into custody, her hair had been cut and she had a missing persons flyer bearing photos of her and her children.

Sept. 13 – Police transported Hoggle to jail after charging her with two counts of child neglect as well as obstruction and hindering a criminal investigation. Hoggle told police she had been resting in the Germantown area, but would not tell police where Jacob and Sarah were located. Police also searched 16 areas in Clarksburg on Saturday, but did not find any evidence related to the case.

Sept. 14 – Police search eight areas in the Darnestown area with cadaver dogs but find no evidence.

Sept. 15 – Police updated the public on the investigation at an 11 a.m. press conference. Police said teams will continue searching today. Police also asked residents in northern Montgomery County to conduct searches of private property. A judge sets Hoggle’s bond at $1,020,000 on charges of child neglect and obstructing an investigation.