MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The funeral for 10-year-old Barway Collins, whose body was found in the Mississippi River nearly a month after he was reported missing, has been set for Saturday.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Temple in Minneapolis. The service was delayed a week so his biological mother could come from Liberia to say goodbye.READ MORE: Sheriff: Inmate Jesse James Crabtree 'Walked Away' From NERCC Prison
Barway was last seen outside his Crystal apartment building on March 18. Nearly a month later, his body was recovered from the Mississippi River on April 11. Barway’s father, Pierre Collins, has been charged with murder.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: 80 Expected For Monday; Summery And Damp Week Ahead
Family spokesman Reverend Harding Smith said if Barway’s homegoing service is delayed, the condition of the body would demand a closed casket. He said that’s unfortunate since so many community members helped search for him and wanted to see him one last time.MORE NEWS: Girl In 'Very Critical Condition' After Being Shot At Minneapolis Birthday Party
The service will be open to the public.