A Minnesota man faces a murder charge in the death of his 10-year-old son, according to reports.

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The father Pierre Collins (left), and his son 10-year-old Barway Collins. (AP and Courtesy Photos)

Pierre Collins of Crystal, Minn. was charged April 14 with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 10-year-old Barway Collins.

Barway Collins had been missing since March 18. His body was found floating in the Mississippi River on April 11 by a volunteer searcher.

A video showed the youth exiting his school bus and entering an apartment with his uncle and father, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The newspaper reported that Collins had taken out two insurance policies on his son’s life, and that his family faced severe financial difficulties.

“I work with the law enforcement,” Pierre Collins told Minneapolis CBS affiliate WCCO at the time of his son’s disappearance. “I bend my back from the day my son went missing. I gave them my car, I gave them my home computer, I gave them my iPad, I gave them my cell phone.”

That cell phone, as it turned out, helped provide police with key evidence.

“We have electronic evidence that Pierre Collins was in the immediate vicinity of where Barway’s body was found at the time of his disappearance,” Crystal, Minn. Police Chief Stephanie Revering said in a statement.

Collins has maintained his innocence; he is being held in Hennepin County jail on $2 million bail. An autopsy is scheduled to provide additional information on the cause of the boy’s death.

“I feel really sad right now,” Pastor Harding Smith, a spokesperson for the Collins family, told NewsOne. “Really sad.”