The creator of a not-yet-completed film about a central government takeover of society following a collapse and his family have been found dead in their Minnesota home, with authorities claiming that the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide.
As reported by the Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis, David Crowley, 29, his wife, Komel, 28, and their 5-year-old daughter were found in their Apple Valley home days ago after a neighbor called to report their bodies.A statement from the Apple Valley police department said detectives so far were calling the deaths “an apparent murder-suicide.”
The deaths were reported by neighbor Collin Prochnow, who told authorities that he discovered the bodies, which were taken to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office for further evaluation.
The paper further reported that Prochnow initially went to the home to collect packages that had been gathering on the front steps. He told police that’s when he looked inside the home and saw the bodies. A dog was also inside the home.
Bodies had been there for days
The Star Tribune further reported:
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.