Apple Valley couple, 5-year-old daughter dead in apparent murder-suicide

An Apple Valley couple and their 5-year-old daughter were found dead on Saturday in a home on the 1000 block of Ramsdell Drive in what police are calling "an apparent murder-suicide."

Police were called to the home just before 1 p.m. by neighbors who had looked inside and saw what appeared to be bodies. Neighbors told Fox 9 it had been close to a month since they last David and Komel Crowley and their 5-year-old daughter.

"So I went over there to look, and I looked in the window, and I saw like a heap of things. Then I noticed a human hand and a noticed her finger nails and nail beds and I thought dummies don't have nail beds," Judy Prochnow said.

Apple Valley police in a press release characterized the incident as "an apparent murder-suicide," and have not released their identities, but said there is no believed threat to public safety. Authorities have not released an official cause of death, nor have they determined how long the bodies had been there.

Neighbors said they saw a dog inside the home along with the bodies and a handgun, though that detail has yet to be confirmed with police. They told Fox 9 David Crowley was a filmmaker, and his wife Komel was a dietician. Crowley wrote and directed a movie called "Grey State." A description of the film can be found on its website:

"The world reels with the turmoil of war, geological disaster, and economic collapse, while Americans continue to submerge themselves in illusions of safety and immunity. While rights are sold for security, the federal government, swollen with power, begins a systematic takeover of liberty in order to bring about a New World Order."

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