Three months after Hasanni Campbell was reported missing from the parking lot of an Oakland shoe store, the reward for him has been increased to $75,000.
Hasanni, who has cerebral palsy, was reported missing by his foster father, Louis Ross, from the parking lot of Shuz of Rockridge in the
600 block of College Avenue about 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 10.
Hasanni's foster mother, Jennifer Campbell, works at the store. Ross, Jennifer Campbell, Hasanni and another child lived together in Fremont. Hasanni was 5 years old at the time he was reported missing and his sixth birthday was on Sept. 24.
Sherri-Lyn Miller, a San Leandro print shop owner who has been organizing searches, vigils and fundraisers for Hasanni, said only four
people attended a candlelight vigil for Hasanni at the College Avenue Presbyterian Church, near the site where he was reported missing, on Tuesday, which marked the three-month anniversary of his disappearance.
However, 10 members of the news media were present, Miller said.
The reward for Hasanni had stood at $60,000 but Miller said Alameda County Supervisor Gail Steele has gotten the city of Fremont to
contribute an additional $10,000 and Steve Winn Volkswagen in Newark added $5,000.
Previously, Alameda and San Francisco counties contributed $25,000 each and Crime Stoppers offered $10,000.
Miller said a fundraising event in Livermore last weekend raised another $1,000, which will help pay for some of the cost of searches for
Hasanni and for fliers.
Asked if she thinks there's still a chance Hasanni can be found alive, Miller said, “All we can do is hope. We're not giving up. He's out
there somewhere and deserves to be found.”
Miller said Ross and Jennifer Campbell weren't at the vigil on Tuesday and haven't been involved in the search effort recently.
On Aug. 28, Oakland police arrested Ross and Campbell and said they were treating the disappearance as a homicide instead of a missing person case.
But the Alameda County District Attorney's office announced several days later that it wouldn't file charges against Ross and Campbell
because of insufficient evidence.
Miller said the next vigil for Hasanni will be on Dec. 10, which would mark four months since he was reported missing.
Anyone with information about Hasanni is urged to call the Oakland Police Department at (510) 777-3211 or (510) 238-7934 or Crime Stoppers at (510) 777-8572.
Miller said people who want more information or want to make a contribution may visit www.hasannicampbell.com or send an email to