Catherine Hoggle indicted on two counts of murder

WASHINGTON — Catherine Hoggle, the Montgomery County mother of two children who vanished in 2014, was indicted on two counts of murder.

Hoggle’s children, Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, were 3 and 2 years old when they went missing in 2014 and have never been found. Hoggle was the last person to see them alive on Sept. 7, 2014.

Hoggle was scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Prosecutors have not disclosed evidence of harm in the murder trial of Catherine Hoggle, who's charged with killing her children Jacob and Sarah. This is an age-progressed composite from 2016. (Courtesy Find Sarah and Jacob)
Age-progressed photos of Jacob and Sarah Hoggle, show how they might have appeared in 2016. (Courtesy FindSarahFindJacob) (Courtesy Find Sarah and Jacob)
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Flyers with the photos of the two missing Hoggle children lie on a car windshield in a Germantown parking lot in this file photo. Then two-year-old Jacob and three-year-old Sarah went missing in September 2014. (WTOP/Michelle Basch) (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
Volunteers gathered at Goshen Recreational Park in Montgomery County on Saturday, April 2, 2016 to continue searching for Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, who disappeared in September 2014. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Volunteers gathered at Goshen Recreational Park in Montgomery County on Saturday, April 2, 2016 to continue searching for Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, who disappeared in September 2014. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart) (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Jacob Hoggle, left, and Sarah Hoggle, right, were last seen in September 2014. Catherine Hoggle, center, has been charged in their deaths. (WTOP/File)
Jacob Hoggle, left, and Sarah Hoggle, right, were last seen in September 2014. (WTOP/File) (WTOP File)
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Prosecutors have not disclosed evidence of harm in the murder trial of Catherine Hoggle, who's charged with killing her children Jacob and Sarah. This is an age-progressed composite from 2016. (Courtesy Find Sarah and Jacob)
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Volunteers gathered at Goshen Recreational Park in Montgomery County on Saturday, April 2, 2016 to continue searching for Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, who disappeared in September 2014. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)
Jacob Hoggle, left, and Sarah Hoggle, right, were last seen in September 2014. Catherine Hoggle, center, has been charged in their deaths. (WTOP/File)

She told conflicting stories to the childrens’ father, Troy Turner, and investigators about where the children were. Hoggle has a history of mental health issues, including paranoia and schizophrenia, according to her attorney and Turner.

In 2014, Hoggle was charged with three misdemeanors: parental abduction, neglect and hindering or obstructing an investigation.

She was deemed incompetent to withstand trial and had been undergoing treatment at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital, the state psychiatric hospital. Prosecutors say Hoggle is faking her mental illness to avoid trial.

Her attorney, David Felsen, told WTOP that he hasn’t been advised of the indictments. Her lawyer had asked for the misdemeanors to be dismissed in August.

Her mother, Lindsey Hoggle, told WTOP she is hopeful the children will be found alive.

WTOP’s Neal Augenstein contributed to this report.

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