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Robert Hoagland: Missing since July from Newton

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UPDATE 12/13/13 – The police are checking to see if Robert may be in Southland. The man’s family and officials are asking the public to be on the lookout.

A Facebook page, Help Us Find Hoagy, has additional information.

UPDATE:  10/2/13 – On September 19, 2013 Newtown police said they were continuing their investigation into the Robert.

“He is still missing and we are actively following up leads,” Newtown Police Detective Lieutenant Richard Robinson said on the morning of Thursday, September 19.

Robert Hoagland
Robert Hoagland


Previous story:  Robert Hoagland, 50, of Newton, Connecticut has been missing for over a month.  He was last seen mowing the lawn at his Glen Road home.  Earlier that day he had gone to the Mobil gas station at 6:45 a.m. and then the Bagel Delight shop. Hoagland is a culinary teacher at Newtown High School.

“He’s a kind man, a thoughtful man, a loving man,” said Lori Hoagland, his wife. “It just makes no sense.”

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Station surveillance camera footage shows him at the bagel shop in a white T-shirt, khaki shorts and his standard loafers. At the counter, he paid with a credit card.

Lori told the NewsTimes she didn’t know Robert was missing until he didn’t pick her up at the airport on July 29 when she got back from her trip to Turkey.  Hoagland was traveling back from a 17-day vacation in Turkey.

A neighbor saw Robert mowing his lawn around 10 a.m. and heard Max tell his father he was leaving for a few hours. The mower was found in the basement and his dirty clothes were found in the laundry.

Robert’s cell phone, passport and blood pressure medication were found in his office, but his wallet and key was found hidden in the bedroom a few weeks later. And a cash withdrawal of $600 was made on Thursday before he went missing.  Investigators said that Robert had not used his credit card or cell phone since July 28.

5 thoughts on “Robert Hoagland: Missing since July from Newton

  1. .. I believe the wife is a teacher at Newtown, and the missing fellow works at a law firm….

  2. He “disappeared” himself. Took the identity of a dead man and got new documents. Married again and had a child. Was found out and put on trial.

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