Three people found dead in an Apple Valley home included two adults and one child.
Police arrived after neighbors claimed they found three bodies and considered it “an apparent murder-suicide.”
The neighbor Collin Prochnow, said Sunday that the deceased were David Crowley, 29, his wife, Komel, 28, and their 5-year-old daughter.
According to StarTribune:
Prochnow said he went to the house on Saturday to gather packages that were sitting on the front steps. That is when he looked inside and saw the bodies, he said. A dog was also in the house, he said.
Several neighbors said they thought Crowley may have been a military or ex-military member, and that he had close-cropped hair and tattoos. One neighbor said he thought Crowley worked at home doing screenwriting of some kind, and that his wife worked as a dietitian.
In a YouTube video, Crowley is credited as writer and director of a movie-in-progress, “Gray State.” The trailer shows scenes of a militarized police force, much gun violence and some kind of citizen insurgency. The trailer solicits online donors to help finance the project.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office are assisting the Apple Valley Police Department with the investigation.
Police said they didn’t know how long the bodies had been there, but Prochnow theorizes it may have been since before Christmas, due to the packages that had not been taken inside. Prochnow had not seen the family members since before Christmas, he said, adding that the family had lived there for about a year-and-a-half.
Alice Hixson and her husband, Bill, have lived across the street for 21 years. They said they saw the family in passing and had seen the father and his daughter playing in the back yard. “It’s such a grisly, gruesome thing,” Alice Hixson said.
This is very sad and upsetting news, having personally met Crowley, I must say this is out of character, although I can see how this will be used to manipulate the minds of the public. Molding and shaping them to associate these extreme acts of violence with anti-government rhetoric.
This type of behavior (if indeed proven true) is completely unacceptable, and in no way, can we condone this action among peers.
The world can be very frustrating, most of us understand that, this is a great loss, his wife and daughter will be deeply missed.