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Minnesota couple, child dead in apparent murder-suicide

A neighbor contacted authorities when he saw Christmas packages sitting unopened outside the front door.

By
Kate Stanton

APPLE VALLEY, Minn., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Police in Apple Valley, Minn., said Sunday that officers had discovered three dead bodies -- two adults and one child -- in an apparent murder-suicide in a home on Ramsdell Drive. .

Neighbor Collin Prochnow called authorities when he saw Christmas packages sitting unopened outside the front door.

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Though police have yet to confirm the names of the dead, Prochnow told multiple media outlets that David Crowley, his wife, Kormel, and their 5-year-old daughter, Rani, lived in the home.

The official cause of death is gunshot wounds, Apple Valley Police Captain John Bermel told KAAL-TV.

"We will establish a timeline and try to piece together what happened in that house," he said.

David Crowley reportedly served in Iraq and Afghanistan, but left military service to "pursue filmmaking," according to his LinkedIn page. He went on to write and direct a film called Gray State, in which the federal government begins a "systematic takeover" of the liberties of American citizens.

Crowley's wife, Kormel, was a dietician.

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