This week marks one year since a little boy named Hasanni Campbell was reported missing. He has not been seen since.
In the past 363 days, the missing child's case has received lots of media attention, but little public interest. Vigils often drew as few as five people and weekend searches consisted of only a dozen dedicated strangers. In the beginning his foster parents and some family members took part in the vigils and the searches, but they have faded away along with any leads in the case.
Hasanni's foster father Louis Ross reported him missing from the parking lot on College Ave. in the late afternoon of Aug. 10.
The boy's foster mother, Jennifer Campbell, is also his biological aunt. She and Ross were expecting a child together at the time of Hasanni's disappearance.
The couple was arrested early on in the case but released due to a lack of evidence. They have both moved out of the Bay Area.
The one woman who still speaks up on behalf of the child is Sherri-Lynn Miller. Miller is a t-shirt maker by trade and volunteered early in the case to help in any way she could.
Although she had never met Hasanni prior to his disappearance, for the last several months Miller is the only one who continues to speak on his behalf. Miller, along with Tena Oakley, Celina Carleton, Gary Savell Sr and Jr. and Wayne Slack founded the group Citizens for the Lost Society which opened its headquarters at her San Leandro print shop this weekend.
Miller says she still believes one or both of Hasanni's foster parents have information they are not telling authorities about his disappearance.
"Louis Ross and Jennifer Campbell need to start telling the truth," Miller told Bay City News.
To mark the one year anniversary Tuesday, Miller and a few others will meet with Alameda County Chief Deputy District Attorney Tom Rogers to discuss any possible new developments in the case. Investigators consider this a homicide case.
On Tuesday a rally will be held outside the D.A. office in Oakland at 4 p.m. By Sunday afternoon, Facebook organizers said they only knew of 14 people who would be attending the rally.
Miller could obviously use some help in her effort to find a little boy who spent all of his short life here in the Bay Area. She can be contacted at (510) 276-9090 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.