March 18: Barway Collins is last seen when an after-school van drops him off around 4 p.m. in front of his apartment home in Crystal. His father, Pierre Collins, reports Barway missing at 6:37 p.m.
March 19: Crystal police release a statement on social media seeking the public's assistance in finding Barway.
March 20: Crystal police say in a news conference that Barway may be with someone he knows and that the case is likely not a stranger abduction.
March 22: Crystal police ask for information about two people who were seen on surveillance video in the lobby of the apartment complex where Barway lives.
March 23: Community members, including Crystal police, Barway's father and stepmother, hold a prayer vigil for Barway.
March 24: Crystal police say Pierre Collins was not truthful with them and that he is a suspect in the disappearance. Police release video of Barway inside the school van saying "there's my dad," and then "oh, my uncle's here." A $1,000 reward is offered for information.
March 25: In his apartment home, Pierre Collins says he had nothing to do with Barway's disappearance. The reward for information is increased to $12,000.
March 26: Authorities search the Mississippi River for clues saying they have "strong evidence" that Pierre Collins was near the Mississippi River near Interstate 694 — in an area where he used to fish — between 4 and 6 p.m. on March 18.
March 28: A community gathering and prayer service for Barway is held. Pierre Collins, who is present at the service, does not address allegations or speak to the media.
April 2: Volunteers search North Mississippi Regional Park in Minneapolis and find a red shoe and a red backpack. Crystal police tweet that the shoe had no link to Barway, but added in a statement the items will be analyzed to determine any evidentiary value.
April 7: Leaders of the Liberian immigrant community address suspicion directed at Pierre Collins and to try to refocus attention toward finding Barway.
Saturday: Searchers find a child's body in the water not far from shore near the North Mississippi Regional Park in Brooklyn Center.
Sunday: Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirms the body found Saturday in the Mississippi River in Brooklyn Center was that of Barway Collins. The Medical Examiner said, "the manner and cause of death are pending further investigation." Crystal police say the investigation is now considered a homicide, and that Pierre Collins is a "primary suspect."