Sandy Hook: The case of the missing realtor Robert Hoagland

The Hoagland disappearance feels hinky. His job at a law firm, his profession as a valuer- in a town where a significant number of real properties were subject to anomalous paper transfers… This is a thread worth pulling on.

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Add this to the many mysteries surrounding Sandy Hook.

50-year-old Robert Hoagland was a self-employed real estate appraiser in Newtown, Connecticut — the town where, on Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20, allegedly massacred 20 first grade children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Hoagland also worked for an attorney in Bridgeport.

Seven months after the school massacre, Hoagland disappeared, leaving a wife (Chris, 52, a culinary teacher at Newtown High School) and three sons, ages 26, 24, and 22.

On a mild summer day on July 28, 2013, a Sunday, Robert Hoagland had started his day early by driving into town before 7 a.m. to pick up bagels and put gas in his Volkswagen Golf. He was wearing a white t-shirt, khaki shorts and his signature loafers. A surveillance camera at Bagel Delight on Church Hill Road and at the Mobil station captured his smiling face.

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Then Hoagland returned to his…

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