ID’s Released By Authorities in David Crowley Murder-Suicide

CBS Minnesota

Authorities are now saying a 29-year-old Apple Valley man killed his wife and their 5-year-old daughter, shooting them in the head before taking his own life.

A neighbor discovered the bodies of 29-year old David Crowley, his 28-year-old wife Komel and their 5-year-old daughter, Rani, last Saturday. All three died from gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. It appears the incident had happened weeks ago.

“He was always smiling and laughing and joking, really he was a lover of life,” friend Danny Mason said.

David Crowley was the leader of this group of friends. He was more than just a filmmaker, he was their go-to guy, good at everything he tried and always willing to help.

“Everything you’d want in friends,” friend Sean Wright said.

Wednesday they sat together, with David’s brother Dan, trying to deal with their loss. The bodies of Crowley, his wife and their young daughter were found in the house they shared in Apple Valley. They had been there for weeks until a neighbor peeked through a window and discovered them last Saturday.

Girl Killed Apple Valley

“It wasn’t too out of the ordinary for him to just go into an extreme introversion and just write and create,” friend Mason Hendricks said.

That’s why no one was alarmed when the 29-year-old dropped out of sight.

“There were concerns, we had talked as a family,” Crowley said.

His brother, Dan, said family did talk about David’s isolation and so did his friends.

“I was close to reaching out to them and they were close to reaching out to me. We were concerned,” Crowley said.

Family and friends did not talk until after the bodies were discovered. While they wait for word from investigators, they’ve turned their pain into action by reaching out and helping Komel’s family.

“The father just lost a daughter and a granddaughter and is about to lose a wife in a very short time,” Crowley said.

Komel’s mother is dying from cancer. They’ve set up a Go fund me account, in hopes of spreading Crowley’s legacy of helping others to a family in need.

Dan Crowley says many followed his brother’s work and he hopes they will decide to help the family.

After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.

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