CLARKSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police are searching for two young children after police say their mother refused to disclose their whereabouts to her husband. The mother’s whereabouts are also unknown.

Police say the children’s mother, 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle of Clarksburg, is diagnosed as having paranoid schizophrenia. The missing children are 3-year-old Sarah Hoggle and 2-year-old Jacob Hoggle.

Catherine Hoggle’s common-law husband, Troy Turner, contacted police on Monday night and reported that Hoggle had slipped away from him after she was not forthcoming about where the children were. She had told Turner that she dropped them off at daycare. On Sunday, police say Hoggle had the children at her mother’s house and said she had taken Jacob to a friend’s house. Police say Jacob wasn’t there and hasn’t been seen since.

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