Homicide

Police arrest father of missing 10-year-old Minnesota boy whose body was found in river.

Pierre Collins, the father of a 10-year-old boy whose body was found in the Mississippi River over the weekend, sits in teh back of a police vehicle after he was arrested Monday, April 13, 2015, and taken from his Cedarwood apartment in Crystal, Minn. Collins was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of Barway Collins, Crystal Police Chief Stephanie K. Revering said in a news release. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

Pierre Collins, the father of a 10-year-old boy whose body was found in the Mississippi River over the weekend, sits in teh back of a police vehicle after he was arrested Monday, April 13, 2015, and taken from his Cedarwood apartment in Crystal, Minn. Collins was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of Barway Collins, Crystal Police Chief Stephanie K. Revering said in a news release. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT  (The Associated Press)

Police have arrested the father of a 10-year-old boy whose body was found in the Mississippi River over the weekend.

Kris Fletcher of the Crystal Police Department confirms in an email the arrest of Pierre Collins.

Police have called Collins a "primary suspect" in the disappearance of his son, Barway Collins, who was missing for nearly a month. Authorities said the body of Barway Collins was found Saturday, about 10 feet from the river's edge in Brooklyn Center.

Pierre Collins has said he is innocent.