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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Volunteers Needed To Search For Missing Children

Maryland Missing Persons Network

Give back to the community: Volunteers needed to 
search for missing children.
Clarksburg, Maryland – The Maryland Missing Persons Network is asking all media outlets for their help to find the missing Clarksburg toddlers, Jacob and Sarah Hoggle. Volunteers are needed Saturday November 22nd, 2014, for grid searches in Upper Montgomery County. This is an excellent way to give back to the community during the season of giving.

Searchers need to be 18 years old, and must be comfortable with off-trail searches. Volunteers are asked to wear the following clothing: Long pants, long shirts, hiking boots or work boots, hats and garden type gloves. Hiking Poles and/or walking sticks are advisable to bring. Grid searches take approximately 2-4 hours to complete. Volunteers should come to the following location at 9:00 a.m. Germantown Community Recreation Center 18905 Kingsview Drive, Germantown, MD 20874. They will be briefed and put into search groups and deployed to the search site after this. We understand not everyone is comfortable with these types of searches and we have other ways to volunteer as well.

Jacob Hoggle, only 2, disappeared on September 7th, 2014. His mother, Catherine Hoggle, took him in a vehicle to get pizza. She returned without him and stated she had dropped him off at a friend’s house. Sarah Hoggle, 3, disappeared on the morning of September 8, 2014. Catherine took a family vehicle between the hours of 5:30 and 8:30 am and stated that she took both children to a “trial daycare center” when she returned. Neither child has been seen since.

The Maryland Missing Persons Network,, assists police and families in missing person searches, helps generate public awareness of missing and unidentified victims, and profiles Jane/John Does for public recognition. The website features hundreds of missing and unidentified person cases in the state. Volunteers also cross-matches missing person cases with unidentified remains and send possibilities to law enforcement. This has led to over 8 cold-case identifications in the state of Maryland. They have assisted over 40 Maryland families in searches for their loved ones.

For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:
Kylen Johnson, Maryland 240.401.8850

Troy Turner, father of Sarah and Jacob Hoggle 240.277.8845
Raelene Turner, Aunt of missing children 240.527.7351

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