ROCKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — It has now been two months since Maryland children Sarah and Jacob Hoggle first disappeared. Their family remains confident the children are still alive and they’re renewing their search efforts.
Derek Valcourt explains there’s even a new fund being set up to help raise reward money.
Reward money and search volunteers, the father of these missing children says he needs all the help he can get to bring his nightmare to an end.
“We definitely, 100 percent believe that my babies are out there. We are going to continue to look for them until we bring them home,” said Troy Turner, missing toddlers’ father.
Troy Turner hasn’t stopped looking for his missing toddlers, three-year-old Sarah and two-year-old Jacob. They were last seen in September with their mother, Catherine Hoggle, who’s been diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic.
Police arrested her days later when she was found wandering Montgomery County streets alone. She has since refused to say what she did with the kids, only telling family members they are safe and with someone.
Police continue their own search efforts and they’re asking homeowners in Montgomery County to check around their properties for signs of the missing kids.
“Especially now that folks are clearing leaves, clearing debris as we go into the winter months,” said Capt. Darren Franke, Montgomery County Police.
The Victims’ Rights Foundation Thursday announced its raising reward money.
“Because we believe somebody’s seen something or somebody knows something, where the kids are, and we believe they are alive. But either way, somebody knows something,” said W. Gregory Wims, Victims’ Rights Foundation.
Troy Turner and his family are also pleading for more volunteers to help in the search.
As for Catherine Hoggle, she remains in custody at a psychiatric facility as she undergoes mental health evaluations. Her next court appearance is set for early January.
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