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Barway Collins funeral postponed again in hopes mother can make trip from Liberia


The funeral of tragic 10-year-old Barway Collins has been pushed back again to allow his mother time to travel to Minnesota from Liberia.

His funeral was originally set for this Saturday at the Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis. But earlier this week organizers said it was being shifted back to Monday to give his mother a better chance of being to attend.

Now, KSTP reports this has been pushed back even further, and is now scheduled to take place next Saturday, May 2.

Barway's body was pulled out of the Mississippi River near Brooklyn Center on April 11, after he was reported missing from his home in Crystal on March 18.

The Star Tribune reports that Abdullah Kiatamba, of the African Immigrant Services in Brooklyn Park, said community members have agreed to make an effort to allow Barway's biological mother, Louise Karluah, to attend his funeral.

FOX 9 had reported Thursday that Karluah was set to have a Visa hearing Friday to determine whether she would be permitted to make the trip to the United States.

The boy's father, Pierre Collins, is charged with murder in Barway's death. A request to see his son prior to the funeral rejected by a judge on Thursday.

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