As this article notes, five-year-old Hasanni Campbell will have been missing for one year on Tuesday. The little boy, who had mild cerebral palsy and was in pre-adoptive foster care with his baby sister, vanished under mysterious circumstances from Oakland, California. After an initial burst of media attention, public interest in his case fizzled.
It appears that one or both of Hasanni’s foster parents, Jennifer Campbell (his aunt) and Louis Ross, were involved in his disappearance. They were actually charged with his murder, but quickly released for lack of evidence, and they’ve split up since then. This article says they both moved out of state, Louis to Maryland and Jennifer to Arizona. The police have admitted they’re pretty much clueless about where to look next, though they’re probably still plugging away at the case behind the scenes.
I think it’s a shame that that beautiful child, who obviously got the short end of the stick in life, was so quickly forgotten by the local news, and that his foster parents haven’t been more forthcoming about whatever it is they know.