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Dad of missing Md. Hoggle kids still searching

GERMANTOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- Almost two weeks since two Maryland children went missing, volunteers and police are continuing to search for three-year-old Sarah Hoggle and two-year-old Jacob Hoggle.

Police have been focusing their search in the Germantown area and have searched more than 14,000 acres so far.

The children's mother, Catherine Hoggle, has been charged in their disappearance. Police are building a homicide case against Hoggle. They said they do not expect to find the children alive.

"If you find what we believe you will, we ask that you back away immediately. Do not touch anything," Montgomery County Police Captain Darren Francke said.

Father Troy Turner said he hasn't given up hope.

"I definitely believe they're out there," Turner said. Asked about the homicide case, Turner said police are just doing their job, looking at probability and eliminating all options.


"My job is, as the kids' father, is to believe in my kids, believe in myself and go find them," he said.

Before Catherine Hoggle, who has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, disappeared with her children, she was attending a day program and taking her medication for some period of time, Turned said.

They were spending lots of time together as a family, and Catherine was never supposed to be alone with the kids, according to Turner.

"If I had any idea where they were right now, I would be there right now trying to get them back," Turner said.

Sarah is described as a biracial female, 3'6″ tall, 40 pounds, with brown eyes and medium length brown hair. Jacob Hoggle is described as a biracial male, 3'0" tall, weighs 25 pounds, with brown eyes and a curly, blond afro.

Troy Turner, along with volunteers, will meet at 8:30 Saturday morning between Chick Fil A and Seneca Valley to search for the children. There is a $20,000 reward in the case.

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