Body Found Is Identified As Missing Barway Collins

A body found in the Mississippi River over the weekend has been identified as that of a 10-year-old Crystal boy who has been missing for nearly a month.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office identified Barway Collins’ body on Sunday. The cause and manner of his death is under investigation.

Barway was last seen after school March 18. Video surveillance from his apartment complex shows he was about to go inside, but then turned around as if he was called over to the parking lot by someone he knew, and he walked away.

Barway’s father, Pierre Collins, was previously identified by police as a suspect, but hasn’t been arrested or charged. Pierre Collins says he’s innocent.