Posts Tagged ‘Tangena Hussain’

A 5-year-old child with cerebral palsy, Hasanni Campbell, has been missing since August 10th.

HAYWARD — The foster father of a missing 5-year-old boy was interviewed for about an hour Friday by Oakland police homicide investigators who brought him to a Hayward auto wrecking yard where he took the boy before the child vanished, authorities said.

Louis Ross agreed to accompany Sgt. Gus Galindo to the Pick Your Part wrecking yard on Winton Avenue, where Ross took Hasanni Campbell and the boy’s 1-year-old sister Monday afternoon, hours before the boy disappeared, said John Burris, a lawyer Ross is consulting.

On Monday night, Ross reported the boy had vanished from outside a shoe store on College Avenue in Oakland where Ross’ fiancee, Jennifer Campbell, was working. Ross said he had briefly left the boy outside while he went around to the front of the store.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oakland Police Department at 510-238-3641

Update 08-29-08: Missing 5-year-old Fremont boy s foster parents arrested on suspicion of murder

Louis Ross, 38, and Jennifer Campbell, 30, have been arrested and are being held on suspicion of murder, authorities confirmed, all but dashing any hope of finding the boy alive.

“This is a not a missing persons case any more,” Officer Jeff Thomason, Oakland police spokesman, said Friday evening. “This is a homicide investigation, and we are talking to the people responsible.”

Other missing children:

Missing 2 year old in Detroit

Missing Jaliek Rainwalker

Should what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas?


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Are you interested in some of the cases America’s Most Wanted is covering? Do you want to know the latest update? Just click on the name for more details.

Devon Russell: Smuggling drugs, weapons and illegal aliens is big business along U.S. shores. In South Florida, federal, state and local law enforcement are taking on smugglers; since 2005, more than 30 innocent men and women have died at sea near Florida’s coastline as a result of smuggling. Cops are now searching for a key player in the ring, Devon Russell.

Henry Pierre: Just days after an AMW tipster led the Royal Bahamian Police to suspected smuggler Henry Pierre, reports from the Bahamas say that the accused killer and alien smuggler was set free, but rearrested a short time later. The fugitive’s initial release came as a complete surprise to cops in Florida, as U.S. officials were working vigorously to extradite Pierre to face charges on American soil.

Rosa’s Story: Rosa is a composite of several real women, just a few of the 50,000 people a year who are smuggled into the U.S. and treated as slaves. These victims of human trafficking are forced into a variety of exploitative situations including prostitution and hard labor. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 was designed to protect these victims as well as to prosecute human traffickers.

Patricio Sosa: Human trafficking is an awful crime, but for some it’s big business — and the FBI says when the Cadena-Sosa family saw there was money to be made, they jumped right in. Patricio Sosa was one of the ringleaders of an operation that imported women and children from Mexico and forced them into prostitution in Florida, according to agents — and now law enforcement wants to put the brakes on this alleged trafficker.

Craig Oliver: When AMW last told you about scammer Craig Oliver, nearly a dozen tipsters recognized him as Danny Sullivan, a construction foreman in Phoenix, Ariz. But police say Oliver was able to slip away before the law enforcement dragnet scooped him up, and they need your help to track him down.

Rafael Cadena-Sosa: Like many young men, FBI agents say Rafael Cadena-Sosa went into the family business. Unfortunately, in his case that business was human trafficking and prostitution, reports the FBI. Sosa-Cadena and his brothers were allegedly part of a ring that imported women and children from Mexico and forced them into prostitution.

James Reimer: Cops in Oklahoma are looking for 40-year-old James Joseph Reimer, who they say took off with 14-year-old Deborah Kalai Fourzan; detectives believe Deborah is in danger because before they disappeared, Reimer sent text messages to Deborah soliciting sex.

Carmela Cadena: Imagine being kidnapped from your home country, held captive in the U.S., and forced to work as a prostitute. This is the fate of thousands of women and children who are smuggled into the U.S. every year — and the FBI says they’re kept in line by women like Carmen Cadena, member of a family that’s alleged to run a major human trafficking and prostitution enterprise.

Deborah Fourzan: Cops in Tecumseh, Okla. are desperately looking for leads that will help them find 14-year-old Deborah Kalai Fourzan, an Oklahoma teenager who went missing on Feb. 2, 2009 and may be in danger.

Haleigh Cummings: Police in Florida have announced that they do have a sexual predator in custody who lived just a mile from missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings. But, investigators say the man had nothing to do with the disappearance.

Adji Desir: Adji Desir, a 6-year-old developmentally disabled Florida boy, has been missing since Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009. Police need your help to bring him home to his family.

Tangena Hussain: On October 2, 2008, 24-year-old Jamrul Hussein was driving to the local mall to pick his girlfriend up. He had her daughter, Tangena Hussain, in the car at the time. On the way to the mall, Jamrul made a quick pit stop at a nearby gas station, but what happened next is a parent’s worst nightmare.

Marlon Lopez: Officials say that Marlon Iverzander Lopez has been evading the law for years. With a criminal history involving charges of drug trafficking, fraud, sexual abuse, and molestation, the FBI is looking to put Lopez where he belongs — behind bars.

Pedro Fajardo: Cops say Pedro Ulloa Fajardo visited his common-law wife on the evening of October 15, 2008 to hash out some differences that had been complicating their relationship. What cops know now is that Fajardo had no intention of mending their relationship — he intended to end it forever. Now, Fajardo is on the run and police are hot on his trail, but could use your help tracking him down.

Erica Smith Killer: It’s been six long years since 14-year-old Erica Smith was murdered in Northern Virginia — but questions still plague Erica’s family. Who is responsible for tearing their family apart, and why? And most importantly, when will they be brought to justice? Cops continue to work Erica’s case, hoping a key clue and some old-fashioned detective work may finally bring this case to an end and help Erica’s family find peace.

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You may not be surprised to learn these are the only two children listed at the NCMEC as missing from Florida under the age of 6-years-old for the Case Type: Non-Family Abduction. What may surprise you is they are the only two listed for the entire country.

Bryan Dossantos-Gomes
Missing Since: 12/1/06
Age Now: 2
Missing from: Fort Myers, Fl

Trenton J Duckett
Missing Since: 8/27/06
Age Now: 4
Missing from: Leesburg, Fl

Both of these cases are active AMBER Alerts according to FDLE as are the disappearances of

Jarkeuis Adside  missing since Oct 18, 2001

Jarkeius was abducted by three unknown males during an early morning home invasion robbery.

Zachary Michael-Cole Bernhardt missing since Sept 10, 2000

Zachary was last known to be sleeping in his bed on the night of September 10, 2000. At approximately 4 a.m. on September 11, 2000, he was discovered missing, and is missing under suspicious circumstances. He goes by the nickname Zach. He has a scar under his chin, a scar between his eyes on the bridge of his nose, and on the right side of his top lip.

These are some of the 62 children listed as Case Type: Endangered Missing and both are active AMBER Alerts.

Dominick Wesley Arceneaux
Missing Since: 2/10/09
Age Now: 3
Missing from: Chidester, Ar

Haleigh Ann Marie Cummings
Missing Since: 2/10/09
Age Now: 5
Missing from: Satsuma, Fl

Everlyse Cabrera
Missing Since: 6/10/06
Age Now: 5
Missing from: North Las Vegas, Nv

Joliet Elizabeth Cedano
Missing Since: 9/11/06
Age Now: 2
Missing from: Lake Los Angeles, Ca

Giovanni Colon-Gonzalez
Missing Since: 8/15/08
Age Now: 5
Missing from: Lynn, Ma

Tangena Hussain
Missing Since: 10/2/08
Age Now: 2
Missing from: Detroit, Mi

Kendrick T Jackson
Missing Since: 4/7/06
Age Now: 5
Missing from: Houston, Tx

Elian Amilcar Majano
Missing Since: 6/21/06
Age Now: 5
Missing from: Irving, Tx

Jewel Mahavia Strong
Missing Since: 5/28/06
Age Now: 5
Missing from: Panama City Beach, Fl

There are 236 children children listed as Case Type: Non-Family Abduction but only 20 are currently under the age of 18-years-old.

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It has been almost two years since Oprah Winfrey asked the parents of Shawn Hornbeck, “OK, I’m gonna go there and ask you, what do you think happened? Do you think he was sexually abused?” Both nodded and said yes. She went on to ask if they thought he’d been tortured.

Afterwards, the Oprah show issued this statement.


 On her show today she plans to have follow-up interviews with Shawn, Elizabeth Smart, and John Ramsey described by her site as the stories that captured a nation. Perhaps she will follow in the footsteps of Nancy Grace and press Elizabeth about her experience. Maybe she will give Shawn a “break” by questioning the financial transparency of the Shawn Hornbeck Foundation and not probe further into the explicit details of his abduction?

“Oprah, who has years of experience interviewing children who have survived trauma, respectfully posed questions first to his parents and aunt — and then to Shawn with his family present — so that they could share their message of hope with other families who have missing children,” the statement said. “As with all guests. … it was their prerogative not to answer any questions posed to them.”

At the Oprah site is this tantalizing tease for anyone who has never heard of them, “in the blink of an eye they became household names.” These are some missing children who in a blink on an eye simply vanished.  Whether she tells their stories or not you will just have to watch or view their missing posters.

Adji Desir

Tangena Hussain

Giovanni Colon-Gonzalez

Jaliek Rainwalker

Mark Degner and Bryan Hayes

Should she need household names there are:

Trenton Duckett

Madeleine McCann

There are 47 children reported as missing listed at the NCMEC for Chicago, Il.  including:

Fernando, Karla and Oscar Casanova,

Cynthia and Jonathan Davalos,

Ethan Hernandez

Tionda and Diamond Bradley

Note:  The title of the post could be renamed “Omissions On Oprah” as neither these nor any other missing children were mentioned. There was time spent with Ed Smart, Elizabeth’s father, concerning the dangers of the Internet. It drew the pre-requisite gasps from the audience but it is interesting to note the Internet played no role in her disappearance.

There was no mention of the recent findings of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force, led by Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, which was established to identify and develop on-line safety tools. One of their observations was the biggest threat facing teens on-line is cyber-bullying by peers.

Is technology the answer?

 Update 08-06-09: 3 Chicago children taken by father to Mexico are back

Three children missing since their mother was killed on the Northwest Side last year  spent Saturday reunited with family in Chicago after they were found in Mexico this summer.

Benito Casanova, who is charged with abducting his three children and murdering their mother, Sofia Garcia, is still at large.

The Casanova children — Fernando, 12; Karla, 8; and Oscar, 7 — were located this summer after a tipster alerted Mexican authorities that they were at the home of Casanova’s mother

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While many cases were resolved in 2008 for prior years, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has 2,383 unresolved cases of reported missing/abducted children. There were 828 additional unresloved cases added between January 1st – December 31st , 2008. 

Case Type: (number of missing)

Endangered Runaways ( 578 )

Missing ( 138 )

Family Abductions ( 48 ) note if you click on the Case Type, however, some posters are titled Endangered Missing.

There are no victims of  Non-Family Abductions 

Case Type: Hague

Missing Since: 4/11/08
Age Now: 4

Missing Since: 4/11/08
Age Now: 12

Missing Since: 6/28/08
Age Now: 5


Case Type: Endangered Missing  (58 )

Some of the youngest victims are:

Missing Since: 7/26/08
Age Now: 1

Missing Since: 2/15/08
Age Now: 1

Missing Since: 8/16/08
Age Now: 9 Month(s)

Missing Since: 1/9/08
Age Now: 2

Missing Since: 10/2/08
Age Now: 2

Missing Since: 12/7/08
Age Now: 1

Missing Since: 7/12/08
Age Now: 1

Missing Since: 11/9/08
Age Now: 1

Missing Since: 5/21/08
Age Now: 1

Missing Since: 5/8/08
Age Now: 2

Missing Since: 4/13/08
Age Now: 1

Missing Since: 3/1/08
Age Now: 1

There is one adult male listed.

Missing Since: 2/14/08
Age Now: 42

Case Type: Unidentified

Missing Since: 6/5/08

A new category, Unknown, was added.

Missing Since: 4/9/08
Age Now: 3 years old

Related Post: Unresolved missing children cases

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Here are some random stories on psychics in the headlines.

ST. CLOUD (FOX 9)— Police have found no connection between a now-deceased Milwaukee man who told his psychiatrist he killed a child, and the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in St. Joseph in 1989…

…”When we met him, he came to us suggesting that he had some psychic interest in helping us find Jacob,” says mother Patty. “And we listened to anyone back then who thought they could help find Jacob.”


Psychic Says She Sensed Caylee in Wooded Lot

Meanwhile, a psychic said this week she sensed that 2-year-old Caylee’s remains were in the wooded area where they were found last month.


The skull and bones were discovered in a bag a half-mile from the Anthony family home in Orlando by a water meter reader, Roy Kronk, who says he called investigators months earlier about a suspicious find there.

Psychic detective Gale St. John, who will star in a forthcoming reality show called “The Body Hunter,” told MyFOXOrlando.com she was drawn to the same area on the same day in August that Kronk was — and caught her hunch on video.


New psychic added to Jaliek Rainwalker search

The Find Jaliek Rainwalker Task Force, led by the boy’s grandmother, announced “internationally acclaimed psychic medium” William Constantine plans to “visit key points in the case and speak with those who are connected to the case.” He will work free of charge, according to the statement.

Stebic case remains a mystery

Police continue to investigate Lisa’s disappearance, though new leads on her whereabouts have been few and far between.

This summer a psychic joined investigators working on the case, though police have yet to receive any helpful tips from beyond.

In a story which required no special gifts, did you see this story about a 9-year-old girl was found by using cell phone GPS coordinates and Google Map’s street view? Next time it appears amazing how much someone knows about an area without ever having traveled to the location, it might make you think twice.

Google Street View helps find kidnapped Mass. child.

Update 01-14-09On the Nancy Grace show last night Ginnette Matcia Lucas claims she was the person speaking on the phone with Dominic Casey as he searched in the video for Caylee’s remains. Unfortunately she stated Verizon has been unable to verify the call took place. Perhaps Mr. Casey’s cell phone bill will have a record of the call.

According to this WESH News article her call didn’t lead him to her remains.

Dominic Casey has said he did not find any remains in his search of the woods. He photographed trash, beer bottles, old tires, even a toilet and turned that over to law enforcement.

Update 04-17-09:
Psychic searching for missing boy

COLLIER COUNTY: The search for a missing Immokalee boy gets help from an unlikely source – a person who claims to use psychic powers to find missing people.

Gale St. John says she’s helped track down dozens of people over her 30 year career. Now, she will use her mind to try solving this mystery.

“I’m not here for the media. I’m not here to create a circus. I’m here to find Adji,” she said

According to her website she is also working on the case of Haleigh Cummings offering this “insight”:

Gales feelings

Feel of confusion
Didn’t get feel of death at first not crossed over
Friend of family close to family
Felt shifting 1st night place to place
Feels west
Circle of deceit
Topics unsaid
Family knows who involved
See’s # 82
Players in case
No draw to cousin Joe
Something in air changes coming several more cases like this
No drugs involved
Family dramatics
Money issues
No kiddie porn

In an the case of missing 3-year-old Tangena Hussain, who was last seen at approximately 9:00 p.m. on October 2, 2008 at the Marathon Gas Station in Detroit, Michigan, a psychic claimed to know where her body was and contacted Detroit police.

Site Searched In Tangena Hussain Case

Detroit police searched the area of Interstate 94 and French Road, on the city’s east side after a psychic named Ed Dames contacted them about a month ago.

Detroit police Commander Paul Welles said Dames told them he had an ESP skill called remote viewing.

“He sent a Google map that shows us the area,” Welles said. “He said he’d like to come out, he feels strongly that the body was hidden there.”

Police said they offered to help Dames search the area, but that he went to the site later on his own.

“It caused some concern that he would come and not solicit our help,” Welles said. “At least get him to the location, show him around, and then be there if indeed he found anything.”

Police said Dames insisted that he had a hunch about the area and told police to check two drains, roughly 18 inches in diameter.

Police said they searched with a cadaver dog but found only trash.

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They are no longer listed at the NCMEC as active AMBER Alerts but searching the web, there aren’t any sites suggesting they have been found. The state of Utah still has an active AMBER Alert as does Michigan

Previous alert:
Tangena Hussain

Xiomara Hernandez-Torres

Pablo Hernandez

Alicia Hernandez

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