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Cops: Missing Md. mom found as search continues for kids

The children of Maryland woman Catherine Hoggle, 2-year-old Jacob, left, and 3-year-old Sarah, right, are still missing after Hoggle was found.

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GERMANTOWN, Md. -- Authorities have located a Maryland mother who vanished a week ago with her two young children, but the 3-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy are still missing, according to police.

Catherine Hoggle, 27, is set for a bond hearing Monday on charges of child neglect, obstruction and hindering. Hoggle told police the children are alive, saying the "kids are safe" during questioning, but police haven't been able to verify that, reports CBS affiliate WUSA9.

Authorities say Hoggle, of Clarksburg, an outer Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Police and family searched the Darnestown area Sunday, but couldn't locate the children, reports the station.

Hoggle's common-law husband Troy Turner reported the trio missing Sept. 8 around 8 p.m., according to police.

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Catherine Hoggle

Montgomery County Police via CBS affiliate WUSA

Turner told police that while he was at work Sept. 7, Catherine's father drove her, two-year-old Jacob and three-year-old Sarah to Catherine's mother's home in Gaithersburg, Md.

Catherine then allegedly borrowed her father's gray, 2007 Nissan Rogue and told her parents that she was going to take Jacob to get some pizza.

Approximately three hours later, Catherine reportedly returned to her mother's home without Jacob or the pizza. She then told her parents that Jacob was at a friend's home and left with Sarah, police say.

Police later determined that Jacob was never at his friend's home.

Early on the morning of Sept. 8, police say Catherine left their home with Sarah and told Turner that she was taking Sarah to a daycare center. When she returned home she told Turner that Sarah and Jacob had been dropped off.

Police said Turner works nights and didn't know that Jacob hadn't come home from his grandparent's home.

Later that day, Turner became concerned when it came time to pick up Sarah and Jacob and Catherine was not forthcoming with information about the children's whereabouts.

He decided to go to a police station to ask for help, but the couple first stopped at a Chick-fil-A and police say Catherine fled.

Hoggle was arrested Friday night after police received a call from a tipster who said her boyfriend had just spoken to Hoggle. When police found Hoggle walking in Germantown, the woman tried to flee, reports the station.

She was reportedly wearing the same clothing that she had been wearing the day she went missing and her hair had been cut.

Sarah is described as a biracial female, 3'6″ tall, 40 pounds, with brown eyes and medium length brown hair.

Jacob Hoggle is described as a biracial male, 3'0" tall, weighs 25 pounds, with brown eyes and a curly, blond afro.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the children is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.