Lindsey Hoggle Writes about Her Daughter, Mental Illness and Jail in Letter to Local Newspaper

Lindsey Hoggle on Her Missing Grandchildren I Believe They Are Out There YouTubeLindsey Hoggle, the mother of Catherine Hoggle and the grandmother of missing Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, has written a letter to The Washington Post about mental illness and incarceration.

Her daughter, Catherine Hoggle, is being treated for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital in Jessup, Maryland. Catherine is believed to be last known person to have seen Sarah and Jacob, before they disappeared in Sept. of 2014, and she is charged with neglect, hindering and obstruction in that case.

In a June 5th letter to the editor, Lindsey Hoggle writes that she applauds “those working to diminish the crippling stigma of mental illness and those wishing to rehabilitate our criminal justice system.”

Hoggle says she has spent much of her “adult life trying to support a normal life for Catherine,” and, she writes, that “believing that mental illness is synonymous with violence is unfounded and incorrect.” She also mentions her daily efforts to assemble the facts around her grandchildren’s disappearance.

Read Lindsey Hoggle’s letter, here.

Catherine Hoggle is due back in district court on June 28th for a status hearing.

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A judge ordered Catherine Hoggle to be held without bond at a psychiatric facility in Jessup, Md. This order comes just one day after she was indicted on murder charges for the death of her two children. Hoggle was the last known person to be seen with Sarah (6) and Jacob (5) before they disappeared […]

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Catherine Hoggle, Mother of Two Missing Children, Charged With Murder

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It’s been three years since Sarah (6) and Jacob (5) went missing.  Their mother, 30-year-old Catherine Hoggle, has been charged with their murder. The Washington Post, reports that she was charged with two counts of murder following a grand jury indictment Thursday evening. Hoggle has spent the last three years in a psychiatric facility in […]

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Defense attorney David Felsen has filed a motion to dismiss three misdemeanors that his client Catherine Hoggle was charged with almost three years ago in the disappearance of her children 3-year-old Sarah and 2-year-old Jacob. Since she was arrested by Montgomery County police officers and charged with child neglect, obstruction and hindering in Sept. of […]

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Catherine Hoggle Is Expected Back in Court on Aug. 31 (VIDEO)

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The mental competency of Catherine Hoggle is expected to be discussed in a Rockville district courtroom Thursday morning. It’s been almost three years since the 30-year-old mother was charged with hindering, neglect and obstruction in the case of her missing children, Sarah (6) And Jacob (5). Since her arrest on the misdemeanor charges, she has […]

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Hoggle Remains Incompetent to Stand Trial, but 'Restorable' (VIDEO)

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Catherine Hoggle’s doctors determined that the woman, charged with hindering, neglect and obstruction in the case of her missing children, remains incompetent to stand trial and dangerous, her lawyers said in Montgomery County District Court on Thursday. The doctors do, however, find her restorable. Judge Zuberi Williams set another competency hearing for Aug. 31. Hoggle’s […]

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Five Things to Know for July 6 in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, July 6, in Montgomery County: 1. Back in Court: Catherine Hoggle returns to a courtroom for a status hearing. It’s been almost three years since the 30-year-old mother was charged with hindering, neglect and obstruction in the case of her missing children, Sarah (6) And Jacob (5). Since […]

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Catherine Hoggle Is Due Back in Court Thursday

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Catherine Hoggle is due back in a Rockville district courtroom July 6, for a status hearing. It’s been almost three years since the 30-year-old mother was charged with hindering, neglect and obstruction in the case of her missing children, Sarah (6) And Jacob (5). Since her arrest, Hoggle has been treated for mental health issues at […]

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Family Releases Age Progression Photos of Missing Sarah and Jacob Hoggle

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Catherine Hoggle Remains Incompetent to Stand Trial (VIDEO)

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Catherine Hoggle, the 30-year-old mother charged with neglect, obstruction and hindering in the case of her two missing children, remains incompetent to stand trial. Hoggle appeared in a Rockville district courtroom on Dec. 12 where Judge Margaret Schweitzer set a new competency status hearing for April 3, 2017. It’s been over two years since siblings […]

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Catherine Hoggle Expected to be in Court on Dec. 12 in Rockville

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Is Catherine Hoggle competent to stand trial? The answer to that question is expected to be discussed at a status hearing in District Court on Monday morning in Rockville. Hoggle has been treated for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital in Jessup for over two years now. She is the last known […]

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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