Strange Tip Leads to New Search for Hasanni

By Lori Preuitt
|  Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010  |  Updated 5:10 PM PDT
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Strange Tip Leads to New Search for Hasanni

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About a dozen people spent a second day searching Mount Diablo State Park for a missing child following a tip from a psychic.

Hasanni Campbell, 5, hasn't been seen since August.  His foster father reported him missing after he said he left him for a short time in an unlocked car while he went inside a shoe store in the Rockridge area of Oakland.

Sherri-Lynn Miller tells NBC Bay Area a well known psychic called her out of the blue Tuesday and said she knew where they could find the little boy's body.

That tip was enough to get a small, but dedicated group of people, most who have never met the little boy, to stop what they were doing and hit the road late Tuesday afternoon.   They searched into the night armed only with flashlights.

After finding nothing, they stopped the search around 10 p.m. and returned to duty Wednesday afternoon with the psychic in tow.

She said the Mt. Diablo area was too hilly compared to her vision, so the group packed up and decided to search Garin Regional Park in Hayward instead.  That is where they searched late Wednesday afternoon.  None of the searches turned up any new clues on the child's whereabouts.

Oakland police say they are not taking part in the search. 

Miller is the owner of a shirt shop in San Leandro and has become the defacto leader of the dwindling group of people hoping to find the boy.   His relatives often don't even show up for searches or memorials in his honor.

She said the psychic gave her a very specific location and surroundings where the boy's body would be found.

Hasanni's foster parents were initially arrested in the case, but Oakland police then released them.

The news media learned this week that the foster parents, Louis Ross and Jennifer Campbell, have moved out of the Bay Area.

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