Hoggled Ordered Held Without Bond on Murder Charges

WASHINGTON — A Clarksburg mother indicted on murder charges for the disappearance and deaths of her two young children, Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, was ordered held without bond during a court appearance Friday afternoon.

Catherine Hoggle, 30, has been undergoing medical treatment at a state psychiatric hospital for more than two years after she was determined to be incompetent to stand trial for misdemeanor charges related to her missing children. Those charges were dropped ahead of the grand jury indictment handed down on Thursday.

Hoggle, who has previously been diagnosed with paranoia and schizophrenia, is the last person to see the children alive and has given investigators and the children’s father conflicting information about where they are.

Extensive searches of the Clarkburg and Darnestown areas turned up no clues of the children’s whereabouts.

Sarah was 3 and Jacob was 2 when they were last seen in September 2014. Their father and grandparents continue to hope that they are still alive.

WTOP’s Megan Cloherty contributed to this report from Rockville, Maryland.

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