Police Search Park Near Missing Child’s Home in Fremont

on August 12, 2009

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photo by Steve Saldivar

By ALEXIA UNDERWOOD with additional reporting by STEVE SALDIVAR (updated 4:50 p.m., Aug. 12)

Fremont police searched a park in North Fremont Wednesday morning near the home of missing five-year-old Hasanni Campbell, but there have been no new developments in the case, said Sgt. Chris Mazzone, a spokesperson with the Fremont Police dept.

5997 Roxie Terrace, address of Jennifer Campbell, foster mother of Hassani Campbell

5997 Roxie Terrace, Hassani Campbell's home / Photo by Steve Saldivar

Karl Nordvik Park is located a few blocks away from Hasanni’s home in the 5900 block of Roxie Terrace, Fremont.

The missing boy, who has cerebral palsy, disappeared from a parked car near the 6000 block of College Ave around 4:15 p.m Monday, according to his foster father, Louis Ross, who contacted the police.

“We are searching all avenues and walkways.  This is a continuous effort, night and day,” said Seth Neri of the Oakland Police Dept.

So far, the police said, the investigation is only based on information provided by Ross, who was responsible for the child when he disappeared.

Ross told police he parked his car near Shuz of Rockridge (6012 College Ave), where his fiancé, Jennifer Campbell, Hasanni’s aunt and foster mother works.  Police said Ross told them 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.

Missing 5-year-old Hasani Cambell, From Oakland Police

Missing 5-year-old Hasanni Cambell, From Oakland Police

Police did not say whether any witnesses saw the five-year-old boy in the parked car.  The F.B.I. joined the investigation on Tuesday.

After shutting down a two-block area by the intersection of College and Claremont, police were re-canvassing the neighborhood and trying to locate witnesses.

Officers handed out fliers with pictures of Hasanni and showed pictures of his foster father to local shopkeepers Tuesday morning, said Sandra Biasotti of Berkeley Kid’s Room, a furniture store on College Ave.

Hasanni is three feet tall, weighs 40 lbs and is African American; he has short black hair and brown eyes and was wearing a gray sweatshirt and sweatpants.  He was wearing braces on his legs, according to Ross.

Police said they had spoken with the biological parents who live in the Bay area but did not give out any information about them.

Anyone with knowledge of the incident should call the Oakland Police Special Victims Section: 510 238 3641.

1 Comment

  1. kayla lee on November 5, 2009 at 10:18 am

    thats sad . he was so adorable . who would do such thing like this . well everyone concerned with other people dats been caught , i feel like they need to put in more effort to find him instead of giving up because noone gave up on other missing kids so dont give up on him now



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