Funeral held for Bluffton boy weeks after death

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BLUFFTON, Ind. (AP) — A funeral has been held for a 3-year-old northeastern Indiana boy more than five weeks after he died while his mother and two other people allegedly smoked methamphetamine.

Owen Collins was remembered as a rambunctious child during the service Tuesday at a funeral home in his hometown of Bluffton.

The cause of the boy’s death is still pending. WPTA-TV reports Owen’s body was released to his father, Tyler Collins.

The boy’s burned body was found in a rural area Jan. 18 after he was reported missing.

Owen’s mother, 21-year-old Breanna Arnold, and 30-year-old boyfriend, Zachary Barnes, are charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death, abuse of a corpse, dealing methamphetamine and other counts. They’re being held on $350,000 bonds. A teenager also is charged in the case. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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