Five Years Later: Barway Collins Remembered
Five years ago today, the Crystal Police Department got a call about the disappearance of 10-year-old Barway Collins.
He disappeared after getting off the school bus outside of his apartment building. For weeks, the community searched by foot and boat for the boy. More than a month later, his body was found in the Mississippi River on April 11th.
Police Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering remembers that day like it was yesterday.
“Today, we remember a child that touched all of our hearts. It has been 5 years since Barway Collins was taken from this planet by the one person he should have been able to trust. We will never forget,” said Revering.
Pierre Collins, Barway’s father, eventually confessed and is currently serving a 40-year prison sentence.