Crystal police held another press conference yesterday reiterating their position that the father of missing 10-year-old Barway Collins is not telling the whole story behind Barway's disappearance.
"Because Pierre Collins continues to not be truthful with us, we must rely on the discovery of other evidence," said Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering, who previously told reporters Pierre failed a lie detector test about Barway's disappearance.
Revering also said Pierre was spotted near the Mississippi River by I-694 shortly after Barway's disappearance, so search teams have been combing the shoreline between 694 and north Minneapolis looking for clues. Police are asking people to send in any video or photos from that area on March 18 between 4 and 6 p.m.
Meanwhile, Pierre continues to forcefully assert his innocence to just about every media outlet in town.
"I've been working with the police just to bring my son home," he told the Star Tribune, frequently breaking into tears as he spoke. "I will do whatever they want just so Barway can come home. I have nothing to do with Barway's missing."
Pierre did not join a group that gathered last night to pass out fliers with pictures of Barway's face, but his wife told KSTP he was planning to join a search planned for Saturday.
Barway was last seen leaving a school transportation van in front of the apartment building where he lives on March 18. On the van's surveillance video Barway says, "there's my dad," followed by "oh, my uncle's here." Police are trying to figure out who that uncle was.
A $12,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and successful prosecution of anyone involved in Barway's disappearance.
If you have any information please call 952-258-5321.
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