GAITHERSBURG Md. (WJZ)—The father of two missing Maryland toddlers still isn’t giving up hope he’ll find them. And now a national group is stepping in to support the search for Sarah and Jacob Hoggle.
Christie Ileto was in Clarksburg Monday night as the community rallied around the children’s family.
Sarah and Jacob are at the center of a puzzling disappearance. The Montgomery County toddlers went missing after being abducted by their mother, Catherine Hoggle, on September 8, though she won’t reveal to police where they are.
Now KlaasKids, a national organization aimed at preventing crimes against children, is stepping in to help find them.
“They have resources that we don’t have. They brought in dogs and things like that,” said their father, Troy Turner.
As police build a homicide case around Catherine, Turner leads nightly searches for his kids.
“All we know is that my kids are out there, the core group around me, we know we’re going to bring them home,” Turner said.
This parking lot is the rally point for civilian search groups, but the weekly canvassing has become expensive—so much so that community members are now helping raise funds to continue the search.
A portion of Bennigan’s customer checks in Clarksburg is going towards the search, a loss felt by even strangers.
It’s horrible. I can’t even imagine if it was my daughter,” said Sherry Dolan-Chiara.
Turner says they are continuing searches throughout Montgomery County this week.
Police say no Amber Alert will be issued for the children.
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