One Woman's Crusade to Find Hasanni

Sherri Miller refuses to give up hope

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    TK
    NBCBayArea.com
    There is one person who is refusing to give up the effort to find little Hasanni Campbell.

    A San Leandro business owner is taking matters into her own hands in the attempt to find Hasanni Campbell, the 5-year-old Fremont boy who disappeared more than two weeks ago.

    Sherri Miller, owner of the All in One Stop, made T-shirts with Hasanni's face on them and handed them out to the boy's family members. Miller doesn't have any children of her own, but came into the world of missing children when she donated two dozen T-shirts from her shop to help Tracy police find Sandra Cantu earlier this year.

    And while she won't admit it, Miller is one of the very few is not only people who are still actively keeping the missing child's case alive.

    Oakland police have stopped giving interviews regarding Hasanni's disappearance but they say they have no more searches planned and have followed up on the very few tips they've received.

    Even Hasanni's foster father refused to talk to reporters over the weekend as he attended a car wash that was raising money to help find the little boy.

    But there is Miller.  Picking up her phone and talking to anyone who will listen. She also does her fair share of calling. Miller says she hopes businesses will step up and donate money to help increase the $10,000 reward.  Miller says she wants to raise another $5,000.

    "I'm just a one person business.  We need business to step up," Miller said.

    Miller has printed about 2,000 missing-persons fliers at her shop.  She's also helped get together a Web site dedicated to the child that she says will be on line soon. The url will be www.findhassani.com.

    When asked why she's putting out all the effort, she quickly brings the conversation back to Hasanni.

    She said even if people suspect the parents had something to do with his disappearance, "There's still a 5-year-old child who  needs to be found."

    Hasanni was reported missing from the parking lot of the Shuz of Rockridge shoe store in the 6000 block of College Avenue in Oakland at about 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 10.

    Hasanni's aunt and foster mother, Jennifer Campbell, works at the store. Hasanni's foster father, Louis Ross, was the last person to see Hasanni alive, according to authorities.

    This one woman crusade is making headway.  Miller said Highline Custom Jewelry in Hayward has donated a watch worth $1,900 and Tone's Auto Detail in Oakland raised $650 at a car wash on  Saturday.

    If you want to help Miller and donate to the cause of finding Hasanni, call her at 510-276-9090.

    People who have information about the case can call Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572 or 510-777-3211.