- Friday, August 1, 2014
- Wednesday, July 30, 2014
To the Editor:
On Monday night, a small group of us gathered at Fairfield Hills at dusk to commemorate my husband's mysterious disappearance one year ago. We set sail 50 wondrous paper lanterns powered by candlelight, best wishes and love into the night sky in his honor.
Those paper lanterns were symbolic of the unbelievable community of friends who have lifted my family's spirits and carried us through these tumultuous and troublesome times . We are forever grateful.
- Tuesday, July 29, 2014
To the Editor:
It’s been a year… 365 days without a letter, a phone call or even an email. A year ago Hoagie vanished. Since then, the limited searches from the NPD and the more extensive ones by friends and family have yielded nothing. His disappearance is a puzzle that has left us with emotions of anger, sadness and abandonment. There’s no explanation, no justification, no conclusion. Only a hole in our hearts.
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Newtown police said they are investigating two reported sightings of the missing Robert Hoagland which occurred on Tuesday, September 17, near the Rhode Island/Connecticut border.
Newtown police said Wednesday morning that Mr Hoagland, 50, of Sandy Hook, has not yet been located.
- Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A police spokesperson told The Newtown Bee September 10 that one possible lead in the case of missing Newtown resident Robert Hoagland turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.
Police said that it was another individual, not Mr Hoagland, who was seen walking with a backpack recently near Interstate 95 and Route 117 in Warwick, Rhode Island.
- Friday, September 6, 2013
Newtown police said Friday, September 6, that they are pursuing a tip that Robert Hoagland, 50, of Sandy Hook, who has been missing from his Glen Road home since July 28, may have been seen within the past few days in Rhode Island.
Newtown Police Detective Lieutenant Richard Robinson said Newtown police received a tip that Mr Hoagland, whose photo has been widely circulated, was seen in the “Rhode Island area.” Although small compared to other states, Rhode Island covers about 1,200 square miles.
- Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Bit by bit, piece by piece, police and a group of volunteers are separately seeking to assemble a jigsaw puzzle of sorts that would point the way to the missing Robert “Hoagy” Hoagland, 50, of Glen Road, Sandy Hook, a man who went missing from his home in late July and has not been heard from since.
On Sunday, September 1, police, working with Newtown Underwater Search And Rescue (NUSAR) and the Lake Zoar Authority Marine Patrol, searched a section of Lake Zoar upriver of the Rochambeau Bridge in seeking any evidence of Mr Hoagland.
- Thursday, August 29, 2013
As a police search for a missing local man moved through its fifth week, the man’s wife said his disappearance presents a situation that is “very scary, tricky, bad, mysterious.”
Lori Hoagland of Glen Road in Sandy Hook said this week that she and others are “perplexed” by her husband Robert “Hoagy” Hoagland’s disappearance. Mr Hoagland, 50, was last seen on Sunday, July 28, at his home.
- Thursday, August 22, 2013
Newtown police this week continued seeking to find a missing man, Robert Hoagland, 50, of Sandy Hook, who was last seen inside the convenience store at the Mobil gas station at 62 Church Hill Road at about 5:30 am on Sunday, July 28.
Police said on Thursday, August 22, that they have been unable to locate the man.
Mr Hoagland is white, 6 feet tall, and weighs 175 pounds. He is bald and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and khaki shorts.