Missing boy's foster father blasts police

September 1, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The foster father of a missing 5-year-old boy is out of jail and vowing to find the boy with or without police help. Oakland police released Louis Ross Tuesday night after arresting him on suspicion of homicide.

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Ross is being quite vocal about the police department. He claims they have a preconceived theory about Hasanni's disappearance and says police know for a fact, in their hearts, that he killed the boy and that he was never really kidnapped.

As for now, the district attorney is siding with Ross, who is a free man after being released from the Santa Rita jail where he had been held since Friday on suspicion of murder. Investigators point to recently-released surveillance video from August 6th, of Hasanni and his family at a Fremont Walmart, as the last known citing of the boy.

They just do not believe the foster parents' story.

"We are continuing to put our efforts into solving this case and potentially re-arresting Mr. Louis Ross or Jennifer Campbell at some point," Police Chief Howard Johnson said.

"See... and I trusted their word. But, they've shown through their actions their word cannot be trusted. They've shown though their actions they have an agenda," Ross said referring to investigators' efforts to implicate him, including texting him from foster mother Jennifer Campbell's phone after the two were arrested last Friday. She was released Monday evening. He was released Tuesday night.

Currently, no one is in jail for Hasanni's disappearance. But, police say there is one prime suspect in this case and it is Louis Ross. The search for Hasanni will be continued on Saturday at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont. The organizers of the volunteer search are looking for divers to look in the lake.

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