UPDATE: Oakland Police spokesman Jeff Thomason said that Hasanni Campbell‘s aunt Jennifer Campbell and her fiancee Louis Ross were arrested in connection with his murder. They were later let go for lack of evidence. Hassani is still missing.
Hassani Campbell, a 5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy disappeared on August 10, 2009 in Oakland, California.
Louis Ross, Hassani’s foster father reported to the police that he had left Hassani in the parking lot at the back door of the shoe store that his fiancee, Jennifer Campbell (Hasanni’s Aunt and caretaker) worked at while he went around to tell her to open the door for him. When they got to the back door, Hassani was gone
In August, 2009, both Ross and Campbell were arrested on suspicion of murder. First Campbell was released and then the next day Ross, due to lack of evidence.
In September, police believed that Hassani was never at the shoe store in the first place. So, much attention was put on the surrounded the shoe store as being Hassani’s last location that many people may have not looked for him outside of that general area. The last known visual sighting of Hassani was at a Wal-Mart on August 6th, 2009, in Freemont, Calif.
Where are Ross and Campbell now? Ross and Campbell moved from 5997 Roxie Terrace in Fremont, but police confiscated a car, before they left. Last report in Jan 2010, was that Ross went to Arizona or Maryland It is unknown if Campbell is still with him or not. Ross is still considered the primary suspect in the disappearance of Hassani.
Hassani Campbell will be featured on Nancy Grace America’s Missing live at 9pm ET on HLN, January 18, 2010.
Oakland Police Department at 510-238-3641 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572 or 510-777-3211. There is a $75,000 reward.