Hasanni Campbell missing one year

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.

7 thoughts on “Hasanni Campbell missing one year

  1. grandma August 9, 2010 / 4:00 am

    I think about him often, he is one of the little people who seems to have vanished from the earth, and from the public attention. Thanks for remembering him.

  2. Kat August 9, 2010 / 5:54 pm

    Makes me sick how the parents/guardians can just move away and nothing can be done by LE….he’s not the only one for that either. I hope they get a break or something soon.

  3. Princess Shantae August 9, 2010 / 5:55 pm

    He was such a cute little kid and he looks happy too in the pics I seen. Now that his aunt and her loser boy friend are on the outs maybe one of them will decide to snitch the other off.

  4. Kat August 9, 2010 / 7:00 pm

    Usually how it happens but if they split and go separate ways it is like the child never existed. 30 years from now maybe. I just watched a documentary on Dateline or something on Michelle Kelly Pulsifer (sp) and it took them YEARS, the Dad got nothing (in terms of resolvement) and the stepdad died before trial, mom never took any responsibility, case listed on here. Made me ill again.

  5. orla August 10, 2010 / 7:00 pm

    WHY seek him out and hold out the chance of a better life to him only to do this to him ?


    Subhuman scum.

  6. Princess Shantae August 11, 2010 / 12:47 am

    Its not like they were strangers trying to adopt a kid of their own. She was his aunt and probably his mother started out wanting her to keep him and then just didn’t go get him back and eventualy the aunt took over.

  7. Zannuh April 17, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    This isn’t a Whoddunit or Whydunnit at all. This is a plain old use your common sense and arrest the prime(only logical) suspects already case! In case that is still too complicated for the corrupt lazy Oakland PD to understand I will lay it out piece by piece.

    1. This child is physically disabled. That alone makes him undesirable to any random creeps/potential abductors that just happened to be strolling by IF Hasanni really was in downtown Oakland to begin with that day. As a result of his disability Hasanni could not run and likely didn’t have the natural inclinations of a normal rambunctious little boy to wander off. No responsible with adult with half a brain would have left a disabled child unattended on a busy inner city street for even a moment anyway, because special needs children constantly need to be watched,even in the best of neighborhoods, which Oakland certainly doesn’t have many, if any at all, of.

    2. Nobody actually SAW the foster father with Hasanni at any time on the day he supposed went missing, not even the family’s neighbors. Hasanni was not captured on any CC TVs anywhere in the vicinity of the area he supposedly disappeared from. His last confirmed sighting was actually several days prior to the date of disappearance and that sighting wasn’t anywhere near his aunt’s place of employment.

    3. There exists compelling evidence of the foster father’s malicious intentions towards Hasanni in the form of several text messages from former to the boy’s aunt. Though the foster father later claimed he wasn’t serious, threatening to abandon or harm a special needs child is NEVER a joking matter.

    4. Hasanni’s younger sister was removed from the household by Social Services very soon after his disappearance, the foster parents’ home was raided by police in search of evidence, and the foster father’s car,the same vehicle that Hasanni allegedly vanished from, was impounded by police as a part of the investigation.

    Does anyone need anymore proof that Aunty and her man are guilty as homemade sin?!

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