RAW VIDEO: Interview With Louis Ross, Foster Father To Missing Boy 08/21/09~21:00 aprox.
VIDEO~ FREMONT: Foster Parents Of Missing 5-Year-Old Under Police, Public Scrutiny
Missing 5 year olds father fails polygraph test
August 21, 6:07 PM
Louis Ross, the foster father of Hassani Campbell tells the media that he failed the polygraph test. Ross said, "they said I was 99% deceptive. That means I did not pass the control test questions, either."
A statement submitted by Oakland police to justify obtaining a search warrant for Ross' home came to light on Thursday. The document stated that 10 days before the boy disappeared, Ross sent a text message that said, "This is f*****g over, I will watch her, but he will be out on the BART and its your responsibility to hey (sic) him so f*** you." (BART is the Bay Area Rapid Transit)
The document also stated that Ross brandished a sword at Campbell, that he left Hassani and Hassani's one year old sister alone in the home while he went to the bank, and that he had some misgivings about caring for a disabled child.
Ross response was that the sword is ornamental, that he left the napping kids home for 5 minutes while he went to the bank, and that he never said he had misgivings about caring for a disabled child.
It was also noted in the documents that a neighbor said that they had not seen Hassani for 2 weeks.
On Thursday, police search dogs were unable to detect Hassani's scent in the parking lot of the shoe store.
"In any case we keep an open mind. Whether it's a missing persons case, whether it's a criminal case, in any type of case we try to keep an open mind and we try to cover all of our bases. And that's why the search warrant was done last week," said Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason.
There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to the boy's whereabouts. Officer Jeff Thomason, an Oakland police spokesman, said the department still considers the case a missing person investigation, but a homicide investigator has just been put in charge of the case.
Fundraiser for missing 5-year-old
Oakland police continue to ask for the public's help in finding a 5-year old disabled boy who was reported missing nearly two weeks ago.
Friday, August 21, 2009 | 7:17 PM
It has been 11 days since Hasanni vanished. The balloons at an impromptu memorial are starting to deflate.
"We want to focus on Hasanni," his foster father Louis Ross said.
Ross and his girlfriend Jennifer Campbell tell ABC7 the only thing they want is to have the 5-year-old back home.
Campbell, who is Hasanni's aunt, says it was Ross who insisted on raising Hasanni and his 1-year-old sister.
"Louis's parents died when he was younger, his aunt and uncle stepped in and raised him, he felt I should do the same thing," Campbell said.
"I was upset with her, how could you let them sit there, you, yourself had mentors, you, yourself had your grandmother, how would you feel if you were in foster care," Ross said.
People are shopping and they want to get their dinner ready, a lot of people are getting things done before they go home," one Rockridge resident said.
The man, who did not want to be identified, lives in an apartment near the driveway. He says that particular day; part of the street was void of parked cars.
"It was street sweep day, so half the street was shut down for no parking," he said.
If the child was kidnapped, his abductor could have done it without witnesses.
But the neighbor also says because of the limited parking, people were driving around looking for spaces.
"It was much busier than normal," he said.
There will also be a fundraiser Saturday to raise money for the reward fund.
Find Hasanni Campbell Reward Fundraiser
Tone's Auto Detail
411 West MacArthur Boulevard
VIDEO: Fundraiser for missing 5-year-old
VIDEO: Hasanni's Mother Hopes He Comes Home Soon
No Scent Found At Scene Of Missing Oakland Boy
August 20, 2009
Police bloodhounds were unable to detect the scent of a missing 5-year-old boy outside an upscale shoe store where his foster father says he last saw him, according to a police search warrant affidavit.
Police were mystified as to how Hasanni Campbell could have vanished Aug. 10 from a "crowded business district with no witnesses," said the document, which supported a warrant to search the home of the boy's foster father, Louis Ross, in Fremont.
In a phone interview Thursday with the San Francisco Chronicle, Ross said he sent the text message in frustration at a time when he planned to break up with Campbell.
"It was me venting about a situation in our past that had come back up," he told the newspaper. "I was ending the relationship at that point."
Besides scouring the area around the shoe store, police have searched Ross' home, the surrounding neighborhoods and parks as well as a scrap yard in nearby Hayward, Calif., that Ross had visited hours before Hasanni's disappearance.
Nothing was taken from Ross' home, and he voluntarily offered his cell phone to police, court records show.
Also Thursday, Ross told television station KPIX that he failed a lie detector test but has cooperated with police "100 percent."
Oakland police would not comment on the court documents or the lie detector test.
Police spokesman Jeff Thomason says Hasanni's disappearance is still a missing person investigation, but says a homicide investigator is in charge of the case.
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