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    5 year old abducted from car? 2:55
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    Foster Father Makes Plea For Missing Boy
    Posted: 4:38 pm PDT August 13, 2009
    Updated: 12:21 am PDT August 14, 2009
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    Ross said he had parked in the back of the store and gone around to the front to tell his fiancé to open the back door to get Hasanni. He said this is something he's done every Monday and Wednesday for months.

    But Ross said when he returned to the parking lot, Hasanni was gone. He said he looked up and down the street and called 911 when he couldn't find him.

    In an interview with KTVU, Ross said he believes someone took Hasanni and he had a message for them.

    "Drop him off anywhere. My son he wouldn't realize; he wouldn't remember you,” said Ross. "People have come in and out of his life all his life. Drop him off, let him go, don't harm him. And you know what? I will leave it like that. The biggest thing I'm having a hard time with is I screwed up."

    He also said he and his fiancé spent five hours searching with police for the boy. Then they were with the Oakland officers being questioned for another 12 hours.

    Oakland attorney John Burris said Thursday that he was contacted earlier this week by Ross and Campbell because they were concerned about being questioned by police about the boy's disappearance.

    The family "was surprised police tried to interrogate them, and I wanted to advise them that that is logical and they should not be dismayed by it," Burris said.

    "They're emotionally traumatized, then the police start asking them questions that they thought were unduly aggressive, and I just wanted to make sure that they understood that and not be intimidated by it," he said.

    Burris said that Ross, Hassani's foster father, was the last person to see the boy before he went missing. Burris said he recommended that the parents just "be cooperative so the police can rule them out and go about trying to find Hassani."

    The FBI has joined Oakland police in the search.

    "We're pretty much in our holding pattern right now," Backman said. "During daylight hours we're going to continue to canvas and search. We'll scale back the search at nighttime, and resume it again at daylight."




    VIDEO~OAKLAND: Missing Boy's Family Has High Hopes Hassani Campbell Will Be Found
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    Article:
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    VIDEO: Search For Missing Boy Intensifies
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    *NOTE: According to this last video report I just posted.......the only other last time Hassani was seen by someone other by JC or LR, was at a family gathering on August 5th!!!
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    Father of missing Fremont boy leaves home with police this afternoon
    Posted: 08/14/2009 02:17:26 PM PDT
    Updated: 08/14/2009 02:36:05 PM PDT
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    Two Oakland detectives driving an unmarked police car led the foster father of missing 5-year-old Hassani Campbell away from his home this afternoon for additional questioning.

    The two investigators were at Louis Ross' home on Roxie Terrance in Fremont on Friday afternoon, and at about 1:30 p.m., the officers exited the home and waited at their vehicle, which was half parked on the sidewalk.

    A few minutes later, Ross emerged from his family's two-story home wearing a light-colored dress shirt and dark colored pants.

    He walked swiftly across the lawn and got into the back seat of the police vehicle. The car then drove off.

    Today's visit with Ross was a routine part of the investigation, police said. The lead homicide investigator assigned to the case had not previously spoken directly with the boy's foster father, and wanted to get up to speed. Ross was not taken to the police station.


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    Father of missing Fremont boy leaves home with detectives this afternoon
    Posted: 08/14/2009 02:05:04 PM PDT
    Updated: 08/14/2009 03:11:51 PM PDT
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    Two Oakland Police detectives driving an unmarked car took the foster father of missing 5-year-old Hassani Campbell away from his home this afternoon for additional questioning.

    The two investigators were at Louis Ross' home on Roxie Terrace in Fremont this afternoon, and at about 1:30 p.m. the officers exited the home and waited at their vehicle, which was half parked on the sidewalk.

    Today's visit with Ross was a routine part of the investigation, police said. The lead homicide investigator assigned to the case had not previously spoken directly with the boy's foster father and wanted to get up to speed. Ross was not taken to a police station.

    Ross earlier this week took a polygraph test, reportedly administered by the FBI, but the results have not been released.

    Police have been investigating Hassani's disappearance as a missing persons case but have called in homicide investigators. Meanwhile, today it was disclosed that earlier on the day Hassani was reported missing, Ross was seen at a Hayward salvage yard, possibly with the boy in the car.

    According to Oakland Police, officers on Thursday visited salvage yards on West Winton Avenue and showed photos of Ross to people there as part of the investigation.


    Article:
    http://www.insidebayarea.com/localnews/ci_13093246
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    VIDEO: Foster dad takes polygraph 08/13/09~6:23
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    Missing 5-year-old last seen in store parking lot, caretaker says
    August 14, 2009
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    Louis Ross told HLN's Nancy Grace that he left 5-year-old Hassani Campbell outside his BMW for two to five minutes Monday afternoon. Ross said he went to the front door of the store to ask his fiancee, Jennifer Campbell, who works there, to open the back door.

    "By the time I got there, Jennifer is already out of the store, walking toward me, asking, 'Where is Hasanni?' And I say, 'What do you mean, where is Hasanni?' And I look around to the side, and he is no longer there."

    According to Ross, Campbell routinely took care of Hasanni and his 19-month-old sister while Ross attended medical assistant classes twice a week in Fremont.

    "They would stay in the back room and play with each other until she got off work, and they would all come home together, and I would see them at 9:30, 10 at night, when I got home from class," Ross said.

    Asked what flashed through his mind at the time, Ross said, "Initially, it didn't hit me. He's probably standing around there. ... When Hasanni gets frustrated, he freezes.

    "So I thought he would still be on the side. And we all thought -- even Jennifer thought he was probably just hiding and joking around."


    Article:
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/08/14/...a.missing.boy/
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    Foster father of Hassini Campbell taken in for questioning
    August 14, 8:01 PM
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    On Friday at about 1:30 p.m., Louis Ross, the foster father of missing 5-year-old Hassani Campbell accompanied two Oakland Police Department detectives from his home to the police station for further questioning.

    Hassani was last seen with Ross, 38, on Monday, sitting in his BMW. The vehicle was parked outside a shoe store, Shuz of Rockridge, where the boy’s aunt, Jennifer Campbell, 33 is employed. Ross told police he left the boy alone in the car when he went to unlock the shoe store to allow Hassani to enter the store more easily, but when he returned to the car, the boy was gone.

    Initially, Hassani’s disappearance was being investigated as a missing persons case, but homicide detectives have now been assigned to aid in the investigation.


    Article:
    http://www.examiner.com/x-1168-Crime...or-questioning
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    Foster Father of Missing Boy Leaves Home with Police
    August 14, 2009 – 5:01 pm
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    The foster father of missing five-year-old Hasanni Campbell was questioned by police today and left his home in Fremont with officers, said a prominent Oakland attorney who has been consulting with the foster parents.

    Attorney John Burris could not confirm where the police and Louis Ross, the foster father, were going, but said that they were in a car, driving around the area. The home is on the 5900 block of Roxie Terrace in North Fremont.

    The boy’s biological parents live in San Francisco, and police said they have spoken with them, but would not give out further information.

    The house was full of reminders of the two children; empty strollers and baby toys were visible from the living room and a small pink sandal lay on the wooden floor.

    During the 20-minute interview, Ross sought to dispel what he considered false facts including the report of Hasanni’s leg braces. He wears “ankle braces,” or orthopedics designed to help shape his feet. He can still walk without them, Ross said.

    When asked if he believed that someone he knew might be behind the disappearance, Ross said, “As a father, those are thoughts you don’t entertain. This has been a nightmare.”

    Ross refused to discuss legalities of the case with reporters.

    He told police on Monday that he parked his car near Shuz of Rockridge at 6012 College Ave where his fiancé, Hasanni’s aunt and foster mother, works. Ross said he went into the store to open a back door so his disabled son could enter more easily, but when he returned to the car, the boy was gone.

    Police did not say whether any witnesses saw the five-year-old boy in the parked car.


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    Article:
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    UPDATED: Search for missing 5-year-old boy intensifies
    The Oakland homicide division is now involved in the search for 5-year-old Hasanni Campbell who has been missing since Monday. Police say it is because they need the additional personnel, and not because they consider it a murder case. A wrecking yard was the latest focus of their investigation.
    Friday, August 14, 2009 | 7:14 PM
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    Police in the East Bay have more questions for the foster father of a missing 5-year-old disabled boy from Fremont. The foster father was the last person to see Hasanni Campbell this past Monday on College Avenue in Oakland.

    On Friday afternoon, the child's foster father, Louis Ross, walked out of his Fremont home and into the waiting car of Oakland Police detectives.

    According to Ross' advisor, attorney John Burris, detectives drove Ross around for about an hour. Earlier this week Ross told ABC7 News he spent nearly 30 hours to detectives.

    Ross was not taken to Oakland Police headquarters, rather detectives simply drove him around for about an hour. They want him to retrace his steps the morning the child disappeared.

    In the meantime, Alameda County Search and Rescue will conduct a wide scale search for Hassani on Monday.
    "We've been asked to coordinate a search and rescue effort for Saturday for the Oakland Police Department and it entails us calling other search and rescuers from other allied agencies as well as our own, and come Saturday wherever the Oakland Police Department wants us we will search those areas," said Sheriff's Spokesperson J.D. Nelson.

    Oakland Police has yet to announce where that search will take place.


    NEW VIDEO: Missing boy's foster father questioned again
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    Article:
    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?sec...bay&id=6964246
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    UPDATED: Missing boy's foster father questioned again
    Friday, August 14, 2009 | 5:50 PM
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    A missing boy's foster father is answering more questions from police.

    Ross was driven from his Fremont home in an unmarked police car and questioned by Oakland detectives for a time Friday afternoon.

    Ross' advisor, attorney John Burris, detectives drove Ross around for about an hour. They want him to retrace his steps from Monday, the day the boy disappeared.

    Initially, Ross told police that he left the boy for just a few minutes Monday afternoon in the parking lot of a Rockridge shoe store, and that the boy vanished.

    A large scale search is scheduled for Saturday morning.

    Oakland police returned to an auto scrapyard in Hayward Friday for a third time. Police are trying to determine if Ross was accompanied by the missing boy when he visited the scrapyard Monday morning.


    Article:
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    UPDATED: Police question missing boy's foster father
    August 14, 2009
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    (08-14) 17:56 PDT HAYWARD -- The foster father of a missing 5-year-old boy was interviewed for about an hour Friday by Oakland police homicide investigators who brought him to a Hayward auto wrecking yard where he took the boy before the child vanished, authorities said.

    Louis Ross agreed to accompany Sgt. Gus Galindo to the Pick Your Part wrecking yard on Winton Avenue, where Ross took Hasanni Campbell and the boy's 1-year-old sister Monday afternoon, hours before the boy disappeared, said John Burris, a lawyer whom Ross is consulting.

    Police have searched in and around the auto-parts yard and the store in recent days, along with a park near the family's home in Fremont. They say they still consider the case a missing person investigation.

    Ross, 38, has said he is cooperating with officials "100 percent." He took a polygraph examination Wednesday, but federal authorities who administered the test will not discuss the findings.

    Burris said police took Ross to the wrecking yard and spoke with him for about an hour Friday before returning him to his home on Roxie Terrace.

    "They wanted to find out what he knows," Burris said. "He was very cooperative."

    Ross told Burris that he had gone to the yard looking for a car part. He was taking care of the children before dropping them off at the shoe store so he could go to a job orientation at Stanford Hospital Medical Center and then a medical assistant's class in Union City, Burris said.

    Alameda County sheriff's deputies will be searching Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont on Saturday and undisclosed locations in Hayward, authorities with knowledge of the case said. It is not clear why those areas were being targeted for more intensive searches.


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    UPDATED: Foster Father Of Missing Boy Undergoes More Police Questioning
    Posted: 4:38 pm PDT August 13, 2009
    Updated: 7:02 pm PDT August 14, 2009
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    The foster father of a missing boy with cerebral palsy reportedly left his Fremont home with homicide detectives Friday afternoon for additional questioning.

    Police said the detective involved had not spoken with Louis Ross directly and wanted to ask him some questions.

    Ross said he was dropping Hasanni Campbell and his young sister off at a shoe store in Rockridge Monday to stay with his foster mother while he went to school.

    Ross said he had parked in the back of the store and gone around to the front to tell his fiancé to open the back door to get Hasanni. He said this is something he's done every Monday and Wednesday for months.

    Police plan a massive grid search of the area near Ross's home Saturday in Fremont. Authorities were also planning another search in Hayward.

    Backman said a homicide detective has been assigned to the case along with eight special victims units.

    "We're going to explore any and all possible outcomes of the case," he said.

    Louis Ross and Jennifer Campbell, the foster parents of Hassani, have been cooperating with the investigation, Backman said.

    Investigators searched the parents' house in Fremont, as well as a nearby park, earlier this week, he said.


    NEW VIDEO: OAKLAND: Investigation Into Missing 5-Year-Old Focuses On Foster Father
    http://www.ktvu.com/video/20407544/index.html

    Article:
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    Child Abduction Cases By Strangers Are Rare
    August 14, 2009 – 6:08 pm
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    Child Abduction cases do not occur often in the East Bay, say police, a few days after a foster father reported that a five-year-old boy with cerebral palsy disappeared in Rockridge.

    “In Berkeley, child abductions are exceedingly rare. Ordinarily, they’re short-lived and have to do with some kind of custody battle,” said Sgt. Mary Kusmiss of the Berkeley Police on Friday afternoon.

    Abductions by strangers occur even more infrequently.

    The last time a stranger abducted a child in Berkeley occurred in 1992, Kusmiss said. In the Baby Kerri case, a Richmond woman posing as a social worker stole a two-day old baby from her 16-year-old mother at Alta Bates hospital in Berkeley.

    The baby was returned three months later, thanks to a tip from a neighbor.

    Fremont Police Detective Bill Veteran said that kidnappings were also “a rarity” in Fremont, where the boy is from. The most recent incident, he said, was a child abduction involving the child’s father, which occurred years ago. Abductions by strangers, he added, were especially rare.

    According to the California Department of Justice, there were 1,363 parental or family member child abductions in 2008, compared to just 35 stranger abductions in the same year.

    National statistics from 2002 affirm the same trend: abductions of children by family members are about three times more common than abductions by strangers, according to U.S. Department of Justice.

    “The harsh reality is, most abduction cases are by somebody [the child] knows,” said Anthony Gonzales of Child Quest International, a non-profit that deals with missing and exploited children in the Bay Area.


    Article:
    http://oaklandnorth.net/2009/08/14/c...gers-are-rare/
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    NEW VIDEO: Search Continues For Missing Boy
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    UPDATED: Father of missing Fremont boy questioned again by police Friday afternoon
    Posted: 08/14/2009 02:05:04 PM PDT
    Updated: 08/14/2009 06:13:17 PM PDT
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    Two Oakland police investigators took the foster father of missing 5-year-old Hassani Campbell away from his home Friday for additional questioning, but did not take him to the police station.

    Police Sgt. Gus Galindo, a homicide investigator, later would not discuss details of the interview with foster father Louis Ross, and it was not clear how long the interview lasted.

    He and Sgt. Tim Nolan went to the family's two-story home on Roxie Terrace earlier Friday, and about 1:30 p.m. exited the home and waited near their vehicle.

    A few minutes later, Ross emerged from the home wearing a light-colored dress shirt and dark pants. He walked swiftly across the lawn and got into the back seat of the car by himself. The car then drove off.

    At no time was he handcuffed.

    They apparently dropped him off back at his house less than two hours later.


    Article:
    http://www.insidebayarea.com/localnews/ci_13093246
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    Editorial: Community must mobilize to find missing Fremont boy
    Posted: 08/15/2009 12:01:00 AM PDT
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    WHERE IS Hassani Campbell?

    The 5-year-old Fremont boy, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was reported missing Monday from the Rockridge area in Oakland. Police, the FBI and the National Center for Exploited Children have all been searching for the child. On Thursday evening, authorities were searching Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont.

    The foster father's account leaves us with a number of questions.

    Why would a parent leave a young child — particularly one with a serious condition such as cerebral palsy — standing alone in the afternoon heat while he went into a store? Why not take the boy inside with him?

    It's possible that he wandered off, but in our view, unlikely. Hassani wears orthopedic ankle braces, which would suggest that he is not fleet of foot. It's hard to imagine that on his own he could have gotten very far.

    That leaves two decidedly disturbing scenarios for authorities to investigate.

    One is that Hassani was never in Rockridge in the first place. As is customary in child disappearances, the authorities have searched the foster parents' home in Fremont as well as a nearby park. Ross has taken a polygraph, but refused to disclose the results. Ross now says he believes the boy was kidnapped.

    Another scenario is that, in a flash of an instant, someone took the boy while his foster father was inside the store. We know from past experience that child abductions can happen in plain sight — even in busy commercial areas. Adam Walsh was abducted from a shopping mall parking lot in Hollywood, Fla.

    Back in March, when Sandra Cantu went missing in Tracy, there was a massive mobilization in the community to find the child. We need the same level of community response to help locate Hassani Campbell, wherever he may be.

    We urge all of you to join us in praying for this little boy's safe return.


    Article:
    http://www.insidebayarea.com/opinion/ci_13054770
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    5-year old Hassani Campbell still missing
    August 14, 11:54 PM
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    5-year old Hassani Campbell who disappeared on Monday is still missing. Louis Ross, Hassani's foster father and the one who last saw Hassani, took a lie detector test on Thursday. The results have not been announced. Friday, Ross spoke with Nancy Grace of CNN.

    "As normal routine, I would pull into the back parking...there is a little back parking lot behind the store, that would accommodate about 2-4 cars. I would pull into the parking spot then proceed to basically get out of my side, walk around and open up the door for Hassani, because that was our normal routine," Ross told Nancy Grace.

    Ross said that he told Hassani to go stand by the back door and he walked, carrying Hassani's sister to the front of the store to tell his wife, Jennifer, to open the back door of the store. When he circled back Hassani was gone.

    The message that Ross wanted everyone to know was that Hassani was not wearing silver leg braces but actually small braces on his ankles that most people wouldn't notice. He doesn't want the public looking for a child with leg braces, and possibly missing seeing Hassani.


    Article:
    http://www.examiner.com/x-18953-San-...-still-missing
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    VIDEO: Latest Details On The Search For 5-Year-Old Hassani Campbell
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    Missing boy's dad disputes reports
    Published: Aug. 15, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    The foster father of a missing 5-year-old boy says some media accounts of the handicapped Oakland, Calif., child's disappearance are wrong.

    Louis Ross, 38, told CNN Friday that contrary to some reports, he never went inside a shoe store during the last time Hassani Campbell was seen alive in the store's parking lot. The boy, who has cerebral palsy, has been the subject of an intense search since his Monday disappearance.

    The Oakland Tribune reported Friday that Ross has told police he left the boy alone when he went into a shoe store to drop off Hassani's 1-year-old sister. Jennifer Campbell, Ross's fiancee and the boy's biological aunt who has custody, works as a manager at the store, the newspaper said.

    On the CNN show, Ross said he never went into the shoe store but only to the front of the business to motion to Campbell that he had arrived.

    Ross told the U.S. broadcaster he voluntarily took a polygraph test. Those test results have not been disclosed.

    Areas of southern Alameda County were to be searched for signs of Hassani Saturday by law enforcement agents, including FBI, police and sheriff's deputies, the Tribune said.


    Article:
    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/08/...1301250346248/
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    Police: Campbell's Foster Father Cooperating
    Saturday, 15 August 2009 9:40AM
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    The foster father of a missing 5-year-old boy from Fremont spent an hour talking to the police on Friday.
    The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Louis Ross agreed to show police officials the Hayward auto wrecking yard where he took Hassanni Campbell on the afternoon he disappeared.

    Ross said he was looking for a part for his car Monday afternoon when he visited the lot with Campbell and his 1-year-old sister.

    He said that later that afternoon Campbell went missing after he was left alone outside a shoe store on College Avenue in Oakland where his mom was working.

    The paper reports that 38-year-old Ross is cooperating with police, taking a polygraph test and submitting to interviews.

    Police have searched the wrecking yard and a park near the family's home and say they still consider this a missing person's case.


    Article:
    http://www.kcbs.com/Police--Campbell...rating/5013196
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    Search for missing 5-year-old continues in Hayward, Fremont
    Posted: 08/15/2009 01:18:31 PM PDT
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    Early this morning, a crew of about 100 law enforcement agents and volunteers began searching the marshland and shoreline at the tip of West Winton Avenue in Hayward for Hassani Campbell, who has been missing since Monday.

    The Oakland police, Alameda County Sheriff's Office and several other law enforcement agencies from surrounding counties are searching the area after exhaustive efforts to find the 5-year-old in other high-priority locations, Oakland police spokesman Sgt. Raymond Backman said.

    Crews also are searching in the area of Coyote Hills Regional Park today, he said.


    Article:
    http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_13130195
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    Video: Foster father of Hassani Campbell talks to Nancy Grace
    August 15, 3:12 PM
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    Louis Ross, 38, the foster father of 5-year-old Hassani Campell spoke to HLN's Nancy Grace and explained what occurred the day the little boy disappeared.

    He told Grace that he left Hassani standing outside his BMW for two to five minutes. He went to open the front door of the store where the boy’s aunt, Jennifer Cambell, 33, works to ask her to open the back door so Hassani could enter with ease. Hassani suffers from cerebral palsy, but Ross said he does not wear silver leg braces, but instead wears small white braces on his ankles.

    Ross explained, "By the time I got there [to the car], Jennifer is already out of the store, walking toward me, asking, 'Where is Hasanni?' And I say, 'What do you mean, where is Hasanni?' And I look around to the side, and he is no longer there."


    Article:
    http://www.examiner.com/x-1168-Crime...to-Nancy-Grace
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    RAW VIDEO: Aerials Of Search For Missing Boy 08/15/09~4:14 PT
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    Search continues for Hasanni Campbell
    About 100 volunteers searched for a missing disabled boy on Saturday. Hasanni Campbell was last seen Monday in the Rockridge district of Oakland. Efforts to find him have taken investigators all over the East Bay.
    Saturday, August 15, 2009 | 5:25 PM
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    The latest point of interest has been the Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont. The area crews were searching was only about a half-mile from Hasanni's house, but far from the parking lot in Oakland where he is said to have disappeared on Monday. Crews searched the park from about 9 a.m. Saturday until 5 p.m. but they came up with nothing.

    The volunteers spent most of the day searching through high brush at the park and marshlands in Hayward for any sign of the missing 5-year-old. Police say investigative leads led them to the search areas but they would not be any more specific.

    "These weren't our most likely leads but now that we've pretty much saturated the area of disappearance, we're branching out to some of the less likely scenarios," said Oakland police Sgt. Raymond Backman.

    On Saturday the family was not involved in the search.

    "We are not actively soliciting their help they are dealing with enough right now so we're trying to limiting their involvement, particularly because the areas we're searching today, there's a lot of hazards," Backman explained.

    The sight of search dogs surprised many who visited Coyote Hills Saturday afternoon.
    "It's sad and shocking. I had no idea. I come to the park mostly once or twice a week for my walk. I just saw some activity and I was curious," said park visitor Gurjit Randhawa.

    "We feel really sorry for that boy. It's really safe here," said Lizhen Wu.
    With the days ticking by searchers know time is not on their side.

    "The statistics show having a successful location of the victim without harm greatly diminishes. We're certainly acutely aware of that," Backman said.

    Neigbors of Hasanni's step father say they have not seen anyone at the house in the last couple of days. Oakland police say it is back to the drawing board as far as where to begin searching next.


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    Vigil to be held for missing boy
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    A candlelight vigil is set for Monday to mark exactly one week since a five-year-old East Bay boy vanished.

    Over the weekend, about 100 volunteers searched through the high brush of Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont, and marshlands in Hayward for any sign of Hasanni Campbell.

    Police say investigative leads led them to the search areas, but they would not be any more specific.

    Hasanni went missing Monday afternoon after his foster parent, Louis Ross, says he left the boy standing in an Oakland parking lot for just a few minutes. Since then, the police and FBI have searched Ross's home that he shares with Hasanni's aunt. Police have also spent hours questioning the couple.

    With the days ticking by, searchers know time is not on their side.


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    Police offer up to $10,000 for information leading to whereabouts of missing Fremont boy

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    Posted: 08/17/2009 03:19:05 PM PDT
    Updated: 08/17/2009 03:19:06 PM PDT

    OAKLAND — Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland have announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of 5-year-old Hassani Campbell, a disabled Fremont boy whose family members say he was last seen one week ago.

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    Reward Offered in Missing Child Case
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    Updated 3:05 PM PDT, Mon, Aug 17, 2009

    The family of the East Bay boy who has been missing for one week is holding a vigil tonight in Oakland.

    Hassani Campbell is just five years old. His foster father said he left the little boy in his car while he walked around to the front a shoe store where the boy's foster mother worked last Monday afternoon.

    Louis Ross said when he got back to the car, Hassani was gone.

    This afternoon friends, family and strangers will gather in Rockridge to remember Hassani and try to bring attention to the case.

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    The family of the East Bay boy who has been missing for one week is holding a vigil tonight in Oakland.

    Hassani Campbell is just five years old. His foster father said he left the little boy in his car while he walked around to the front a shoe store where the boy's foster mother worked last Monday afternoon.

    Louis Ross said when he got back to the car, Hassani was gone.

    This afternoon friends, family and strangers will gather in Rockridge to remember Hassani and try to bring attention to the case.

    The vigil is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. near the Shuz shoe store where his foster mother worked.

    Also Monday, Oakland police announced a $10,000 reward was being offered to anyone with information leading his whereabouts.


    As in all missing child cases, the family has been questioned several times by police. Ross told NBC Bay Area that he and the boy's foster mother, Hassani's aunt, are fully cooperating with investigators. He also told NBC Bay Area by phone that he had nothing to do with Hassani's disappearance and that he and the boy's foster mother have agreed to take lie detector tests.

    Ross took the polygraph test last week but the foster mother, Jennifer Campbell, is pregnant and didn't want to take the test for fear it would harm her unborn child, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

    Police are not commenting about the polygraph test.

    Police also towed Ross' car but have not said yet whether they have found anything important to the case. FBI agents have also searched the Fremont home where Hassani lives with his foster parents.

    Hassani has cerebral palsy and wears braces on his feet to help him walk. The prosthetics, adorned with Spiderman logos, would not be visible because they are fitted just for his feet. While he can walk, Hasanni's disability prevents him from running or jumping.

    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has also joined the search.


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    Posted: 08/17/2009 03:19:05 PM PDT
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    Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland have announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of 5-year-old Hassani Campbell, a disabled Fremont boy whose family members say he was last seen one week ago.

    Meanwhile, family members, including foster father Louis Ross and foster mother Jennifer Campbell, will be distributing fliers at a vigil at 4 p.m. today at Shuz of Rockridge, the shoe store at Harwood and College avenues where Hassani was last seen, a relative said. The public is welcome.

    "We refuse to give up hope. We know he wouldn't walk away like that," Ross told The Associated Press last week. "Whoever has him, let him go. Please drop him off somewhere — the police, a hospital, a school. Somewhere. Please."

    In TV interviews, the couple described Hassani as a very friendly boy who would talk to anyone.

    Ross said he was dropping both children off at the shoe store Aug. 10 because he was heading to an orientation at Stanford University Medical Center in

    Palo Alto and then to his twice-weekly medical assistant class in Fremont.

    Dropping the children off with Campbell is a family routine, Ross said. When he opened the rear passenger door for Hassani, he said, the boy already was unbuckling his seat belt.

    "I said, 'Hassani, go wait by the back door,' and he had already taken a first step out of the car," Ross said.

    Ross said he carried the girl to the front of the store and told Campbell to open the back door. He then went back to the parking lot.

    "When I got to back there, (Campbell) was already there. She says to me, 'Where's Hassani?'" Ross said. "I said, 'What do you mean?' I look to see if he's standing along by the car, but he's not."


    Ross said he and Campbell asked her co-worker if he had seen the boy. Ross then ran back to his car and called police.

    Oakland police Sgt. Ray Backman, a police spokesman, has said investigators are working with no significant clues and only about 50 tips.

    Ross said his family was cooperating with authorities, although he felt police believed he and Campbell did something wrong.


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    Police Search for 5-year-old Disabled Boy
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    Police in Oakland, Calif., are still searching for a 5-year-old Black boy with cerebral palsy whose foster father said vanished from a shoe store parking lot within a two-minute period of being left alone.

    Speaking to CNN’s Nancy Grace, the foster dad, Louis Ross said that he went to the front door of the store to ask his fiancée, Jennifer Campbell, who works there, to open the back door. "By the time I got there, Jennifer is already out of the store, walking toward me, asking, 'Where is Hasanni?' And I say, 'What do you mean, where is Hasanni?' And I look around to the side, and he is no longer there."

    Campbell regularly took care of Hasanni and his 19-month-old sister, Ross told Grace, adding that he voluntarily took a lie-detector test.

    "They would stay in the back room and play with each other until she got off work, and they would all come home together, and I would see them at 9:30, 10 at night, when I got home from class," Ross said. "Initially, it didn't hit me. He's probably standing around there. ... When Hasanni gets frustrated, he freezes. So I thought he would still be on the side. And we all thought -- even Jennifer thought he was probably just hiding and joking around."

    Hasanni, 3 feet tall and weighing 30 pounds, was wearing shorts and white braces on his ankles because of his cerebral palsy, a debilitating brain disease that inhibits motor skills.


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    $10,000 Reward Offered In Search For Disabled Boy
    Aug 17, 2009 5:54 pm US/Pacific
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    Oakland police and Crime Stoppers announced a $10,000 reward Monday for information leading to the whereabouts of Hassani Campbell, a 5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who disappeared a week ago.

    Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason said, "We definitely need the public's help" in finding Hassani.

    Thomason said police have only received about 50 tips, which he said is unusually low for a week-old missing child case.

    He said police are following all the leads but haven't turned up anything so far.

    Thomason said police are still treating Hassani's disappearance as a missing persons case but as time goes on the chances of finding him alive may be dwindling.

    He said on Saturday law enforcement officials and volunteers searched marshland and shoreline areas at the tip of West Winton Avenue in Hayward as well as Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont but didn't find anything significant.


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    Family holds vigil for missing boy
    Monday, August 17, 2009 | 5:35 PM
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    The grandmother of a missing disabled boy from Fremont, is holding a vigil for him in Oakland. It's near the shoe store where he was reported missing a week ago. A $10,000 crime stoppers reward is now being offered for information leading to the whereabouts of Hasanni Campbell.

    Oakland's crime stoppers hope the reward, up to $10,000, will help bring new clues into the disappearance of Hasanni Campbell.

    "In a high profile case we get a couple hundred, hundreds of calls, which gives us good leads that we can follow up on. In this case we've had less than 50," said Officer Jeff Thomason from Oakland Police.

    Crime Stoppers of the Bay Area is also willing to add up to $2,000 for information that will help solve this case.


    Burny Matthews is a former East Palo Alto police chief. He also worked in Oakland and Alameda.

    "It gives a reason for somebody that may be on the edge, they may need the money really badly and he or she is willing to give some information to police to just give that one little brick that will finish the wall in that investigation," said Matthews.

    FBI agents have joined the case and have helped searched the family's home in Fremont.

    Police have canvassed the Rockridge area and other surrounding cities. On Saturday, volunteers searched two parks in Fremont and Hayward.

    "And there are no signs of this boy and we want to try to locate him. It's been a number of days now. The more days that pass, the less likely we are to find him alive," said Officer Thomason.

    Both foster parents attended the vigil and they said they are not giving up the in search for Hasanni.

    "If you want to help keep our son in the news, don't let him become a picture in a milk carton box, five years after when he was never found," said Ross. "You want to help, that's what you do."

    The boy's grandmother told ABC7 that she believes Ross had nothing to do with the little boy's disappearance. Police also said they are in contact with the foster father every day.


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    UPDATED: $10,000 Reward Offered For Missing Fremont Boy
    Posted: 5:42 pm PDT August 17, 2009
    Updated: 10:19 pm PDT August 17, 2009
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    Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason said, "We definitely need the public's help" in finding Hassani.

    Thomason said police have only received about 50 tips, which he said is unusually low for a week-old missing child case.

    He said police are following all the leads but haven't turned up anything so far.

    A vigil for the little boy Monday afternoon brought well wishers to the Rockridge District shoe store where Hasanni's foster father said he last saw the child.

    Ross has been questioned by police and given a lie detector test. On Monday, Ross angrily addressed speculation that he might be involved in the disappearance of his foster son.

    "'Oh, they were foster parents. Did they really care?' Well, you go talk to social services,” said Ross. “You wanna find the record straight? You go to them and ask them why they placed them with us. Because we gave a damn! These were our children. Don't try to take that from us. This wasn't a situation where we didn't care about those children. We've fought every inch for both of them."


    Hasanni's foster family is also grappling with the loss of their one year-old foster daughter who has been removed from their care.

    "All we want is our children home. We want Hasanni found and Aaliyah with us," said the boy’s foster mother Campbell.

    Police indicated there were no new searches Monday amid concerns that time could be running out to find the boy unharmed.

    Thomason said police are still treating Hassani's disappearance as a missing persons case but as time goes on the chances of finding him alive may be dwindling.

    "As time goes on, that is going to be our fear; that this will be a recovery," said Oakland police spokesman Jeff Tomason. "But right now, we are still treating it as trying to find a little five year-old boy."


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    Missing boy's parents plead for his return
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    (08-17) 18:31 PDT OAKLAND -- The foster parents of a missing 5-year-old boy stood Monday at the spot in Oakland where Hasanni Campbell vanished a week ago to the minute, tearfully asking for the public's help as police announced a $10,000 reward for information on his whereabouts.

    "If you have him, let him go!" Louis Ross, the boy's foster father, urged at the side entrance of the Rockridge neighborhood shoe store where Hasanni vanished at 4:18 p.m. Aug. 10. "This is our son!"

    "I just want him home," added the boy's aunt and foster mother, Jennifer Campbell. "I just want him safe. I want him in our bed. Our home is empty. ... All we want is to have him home, safe, loved and cared for."

    The Fremont couple wore T-shirts with photos of the youth, whose name is also spelled Hassani. The couple, along with relatives and friends, brought red candles and a balloon of the boy's beloved SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon character.

    Police and the Crime Stoppers organization announced the reward Monday for help finding Hasanni, who has cerebral palsy.

    Law enforcement sources say Ross reported taking the boy with him earlier that day to the Hayward Pick Your Part auto salvage yard.

    The trip was unusual, authorities said, because even though Ross said he was looking for a particular part, witnesses told authorities that he had left without getting out of the car to look for it.


    Ross said Monday that he went back to the yard with police last week as part of an effort to retrace his steps on the day the boy disappeared.

    Police and sheriff's have searched the yard and local parks in recent days, authorities say, but found no sign of the missing boy.


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    Police have received only 50 tips about missing Fremont 5-year-old
    Posted: 08/17/2009 01:17:03 PM PDT
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    Police have received just 50 tips about possible sightings of 5-year-old Hasanni Campbell in the week since he was reported missing.

    When 8-year-old Sandra Cantu of Tracy went missing, 477 tips rolled into police in the first five days of her disappearance.


    None of the tips or the searches of Oakland neighborhoods, the parklands of Coyote Hills near Fremont and the marshland area along the Hayward shoreline have turned up anything, police said.

    There also is a lack of community support in the search for the missing boy with cerebral palsy. There were just a handful of people at a vigil this afternoon.

    In the case of Cantu, whose body was found April 6 in a suitcase in an irrigation pond near the mobile home park where she lived, searches brought out at least 300 people. Neighbor Melissa Huckaby, 28, has been indicted on five counts of kidnapping, raping and killing her.

    "I'm sick to my stomach there aren't more people out here," said Charity Edmondson, a friend of Jennifer Campbell's, the missing boy's aunt and foster mother. "It's heart wrenching. (Campbell) would go across the world to look for someone's child."

    The vigil was marked by the foster parents alternately declining to speak to reporters and then pleading with them to keep the story in the limelight.

    "Don't let him become a picture on a milk carton five years from now," said Ross, who has been interviewed by police and homicide investigators twice since the boy was reported missing.

    Ross said his family has been cooperating with authorities, although he felt police believed he and Campbell did something wrong. Today he was emotional and crying while speaking about the boy.

    "He was a damn child. ... That's why we care. If we didn't, who would?" Ross said. "He sat in foster care for two years, and his sister sat in foster care for two months."

    Ross said there has been a lot of "speculation" about what happened to Hasanni. "These were our children," he said. "Don't try to take that from us. We've fought for them."


    The boy's younger sister is not with the couple because she was placed in protective custody last week while the police investigation is ongoing.


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