The Ugly Truth
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Nine Months after David Crowley’s Family Found Dead: Still More Questions than Answers

The above screen shot is the only reference in this case by the media as an “alleged triple-homicide”.

September 22, 2015 - Chaska, MN - Dan Hennen

It has been nine months since the bodies of David, Komel and Rani Crowley were found in their Apple Valley, MN home. Each died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the head. Law enforcement ruled it a double-murder suicide at the hands of David Crowley.

During these nine months, speculation came out as to what happened, but very little, if any evidence has surfaced. Below, I will outline some relevant items surrounding this case and why there are so many unanswered questions.

There have been only three media releases by the Apple Valley Police Department regarding this case. First was a short release announcing that three bodies were found in a home on Ramsdell Drive, then the identification of the three bodies, and finally an announcement that there was “no signs of struggle in the home”.

We have little to go on from there. The elephant in the room that hasn’t been addressed yet relates to the comment by a first responder on the scene, as heard on the police audio as saying “rear slider unlocked, and slightly ajar.” AVPD Captain John Bermel and lead investigator James Gummert have never brought this up publicly and to some it leads to speculation that it could be intentional in hopes the question “goes away”. This reason alone, one could argue, is the reason this case should not have been ruled a murder-suicide.
The AVPD quickly ruled this a murder-suicide also PERHAPS to reduce the public’s fear of having a “murderer on the loose in their neighborhood”. The city of Apple Valley has roughly 50,000 residents and the public fear subsided when the police quickly concluded this was indeed a murder-suicide. But the question remains…was it?
The parents of David Crowley (Dan Crowley, Sr. and Kate Crowley of Owatonna, MN) didn't do a public interview or even released a statement. The parents of Komel (Anjun R. Alam, and Naila A. Alam, of Hewitt, TX) haven’t done a public interview or even released a statement.
Komel’s mother Naila Alam is allegedly receiving treatment for an advanced form of cancer with slim hopes of surviving. This was discovered in July, 2014 and at the time she had no medical insurance. Komel’s younger sister Sidrah Alam, 22 has communicated that her mother has ovarian cancer and due to her stress she has not been informed of the murder of her daughter, Komel, and grand-daughter Rani. With mounting medical bills, Dan Crowley (David’s older brother) set up a “GoFundMe” campaign called “The Crowley/Alam Medical Fund” with a stated goal of $6,000,000 yes, $6 MILLION. There is no mention in local papers or on social media of anyone named Naila Alam suffering from an advanced form of cancer and no Caring Bridge web site in existence for periodic updates, and well wishes from family. From July, 2014 thru January, 2015, there is no evidence to support a local benefit for the family or any type of fundraising effort for this woman. Dan Crowley, 32, who was close to his late brother David, but only an acquaintance of the Alam family “stepped up” to create the fundraiser but the funds donated went directly to him under the auspices he will “forward the funds” on to the Alam family. The fund raised $8,000 when Naila allegedly began receiving medical insurance coverage. Sidrah Alam notified Dan Crowley to shut down the campaign page, and a week later the fundraiser was closed. In repeated attempts by myself to get confirmation that the $8,000 was in fact, forwarded to the Alam family, neither side of the family could do so.

The following week, Dan Crowley posted a picture of himself in front of a Las Vegas Hotel on his personal Facebook page, only adding fuel to what happened to the money. Does Naila Alam have ovarian cancer? Why didn’t she have medical insurance? Why would she need $6,000,000? Did the $8,000 raised by Dan Crowley ever make it into the hands of the Alam family? These are some of the questions. Currently there is no evidence to support any of this occurred.

Two weeks following the death of his brother's family, and closing down the fundraising campaign, Dan took a trip to Las Vegas.
Screen shot of comments made on the Facebook Group “Justice for David Crowley and Gray State”.
Email confirmation from the “Alam/Crowley Family Medical Fund” fundraising site. Why would the funds be received by Dan Crowley?
In the home when the bodies were found, an agitated, angry dog was found inside the home. This was Paleo, the family dog. Paleo was taken to a shelter to for a time, and Dan Crowley “stepped up” to take the dog in. The dog had eaten on parts of the bodies and tore up a sofa cushion in the home, but lived for three weeks with no food. That part makes sense and could very well be true. But here’s the catch….the water.

A dog could not survive three weeks without water. In this two-bathroom home, there is a chance that one or both of the toilet lids were open allowing the dog to drink the toilet water. This water could have lasted several days or even a week depending on how many lids remained open. The fact that the bodies were lying there for three weeks or more, makes it very likely that Paleo didn’t have any water during the seven to ten days. This point needs to be addressed and law enforcement could have made a statement eluding to how many toilet lids were open and the condition of the dog when it was found as Paleo would have been very weak physically by that time. Police had to wait for a dog-pole to arrive before gaining access to the home on January 17, 2015. The picture of Paleo at the shelter that Dan posed on his Facebook wall, showed a thin-but-healthy dog.

David's brother Dan Crowley at the animal shelter visiting Paleo.
Dan Crowley doesn’t help his cause with this interesting post on his personal Facebook wall:

Screen shot taken from Dan Crowley’s Facebook page. This post has since been deleted or hidden from his page.

Another odd photo posted on Dan Crowley's personal Facebook page. This, too has been deleted or hidden from his page.
There is only one known obituary posted relating to the family deaths. Nothing found in Hewitt, TX and nothing in the Minneapolis or St. Paul local papers. For a public figure like David Crowley, it seemed out of place to find an online obituary posted on the Owatonna Newspaper with a short, hastily written obituary lumping together all three deaths by using a personal obituary form from their site? Keep in mind that David was a public figure with followers and fans from across the globe. Komel had her own successful business with many clients and lots of friends.
Perhaps, a quicker, inexpensive obituary to save money? Perhaps, but the Alam family and the Crowley family both were families with resources and were financially stable. Which raises the question above regarding Naila not having medical insurance. (Keep in mind that Komel received her degree from Baylor University and her Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, and her father bought a new Acura for her to drive while she grew her business.)
The Medical Examiner’s report. The deaths of Komel and Rani were ruled a homicide and David’s death was ruled a suicide. The official date of the deaths are January 17, 2015. Typically in cases like this when bodies are found after several weeks, the medical examiner will narrow down the most likely date of death after examining the state of decay of the bodies, etc. But this was never done. This would help investigators lock into a date to use for investigative purposes. For example, the medical examiner in this case could have stated “the killings appear to have taken place between December 24-26, 2014 from our lab’s analysis.” The official date of death will remain the date the bodies were found, as that is standard procedure.
Dan Crowley stated he “stopped by the home” on December 26 or December 27 to drop off some packages, but didn’t ring the doorbell as he didn’t want to bother the family. He would know the date, and didn't need to guess. Dan Crowley certainly would have been brought in for some initial questioning as he is close to David and was at the property after the crime. We do not know if he was ever questioned. From the standpoint of a potential suspect in this case, Dan Crowley certainly has some explaining to do regarding his behavior.
Many criminals enjoy “returning to the scene” to review their handiwork whether an arson, vandalism or murder. Was Dan truly dropping off gifts at the front stoop, or simply stopping over to get a glimpse into that front window that had the curtains conveniently left open? Dan has certainly gone out of his way to appear as a good guy in this case, visiting the family dog Paleo at the shelter, then taking him in, then starting up a fundraising campaign for his brother’s mother–in-law that he hardly knew. He was stated as calling David and sending texts to David after not hearing from him during the holidays. Was this an earnest attempt to reach his brother or an alibi that checks out as Dan being “concerned about the welfare of his brother?” He was certainly close enough in proximity to make stops at the home if he was indeed concerned. The day of the interview with the press, Dan Crowley along with friends, Danny August Mason, Mason Hendricks and Sean Wright all pose smiling for the camera in a photo that reeks of foul-play, but yet still was posted on Instagram.
Instagram photo posted on January 21, 2015. (Left to right, Sean Wright, Dan Crowley, Danny August Mason and Mason Hendricks)
These are not men that appear to be grieving the loss of a close friend and brother.
The media in this case, presents another issue. This story took off initially on the world stage with coverage in Europe and Australia. Then several small stories here in the U.S. Then all fell silent…including the alternative media, who would have eaten up a story like this with all the anomalies. The story was brushed under the rug in conspiracy circles and many publicly stated they “agreed with the official narrative”.
Images of 12 individuals connected to the Gray State project with alternative media connections.
Many thanks to three groups that have taken this case under their wing. 21st Century Wire, Disaster Survival Magazine and Wake up to the Truth internet radio show. As well-known as David Crowley was, it seemed to go down memory hole in sites such as Godlike Productions, LunaticOutpost and AboveTopSecret.
Advocacy groups also got involved as this was also purported to be a case of domestic violence. Showing pictures of Komel and Rani being victims of domestic abuse at the hands of a deranged man. There has been no evidence to support the fact that David Crowley killed Komel and Rani, and in fact, the case is still open and ongoing as per investigator James Gummert.
Many have accused David Crowley of suffering from PTSD after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Army. While this angle certainly would make sense, there is no evidence to support that David suffered from PTST and snapped and flew off the handle killing his family. Instead, the murders appear to be a very calculated, planned event.
David commented often on social media such as Twitter and Facebook, and his comments lead the reader to believe he was rational, and excited about the future. He was looking forward to 2015 and releasing his documentary in “the next few weeks”.
Speaking of social media, the next series of anomalies center on the censoring of certain posts. David’s personal Facebook page had a post deleted or hidden. On December 9, 2014 David made a post about having “big plans for 2015” but had been recently deleted or hidden from his timeline. On the Gray State: The Rise Facebook page, a post from September 9, 2014 was recently deleted or hidden which stated, David was in the process of putting together “a new trustworthy team” to work with. Why would these posts be deleted or hidden and who was doing this?
Screenshot of a recently deleted post on David Crowley’s personal Facebook page.
The news of the deaths arrived on January 18, 2015 in circles on the internet when “The Rundown Live” was being aired with Mike Paczesny. The news appeared right as their online show was beginning, and took over much of the air time. This certainly was strange, but COULD have been coincidental also. Two days later, on January 20, it was the same Mike Paczesny who apparently “went rogue” and “leaked” the Gray State unfinished documentary on YouTube. Once again, another anomaly that can’t be easily explained away as coincidence. Mr. Paczesny would be another person to get a statement from on his knowledge of this case.
The curious case of Sean Wright:
Sean Wright is a close friend of David Crowley and member of the Gray State team, and calls himself the “personal rolodex” for David Crowley. A loving father and proud dad and a man who recently “turned his life around” appears to be the good guy in this case including working with investigators, police and closely with the Crowley family. He made the statement, “David was like a brother to me, Komel was like a sister to me, and Rani was like a daughter to me. I consider them family.”
Sean’s odd behavior in the aftermath of the deaths and how he inserted himself into the outside investigation of this case has many people believing he should be considered a suspect. Public records show a total of $38,000 in State of Minnesota Judgements against him, and additional tax related problems shows this is a man who needs money. Sean took the lead in “asking for” and then “demanding” administrative privileges on the Facebook Group called “Justice for David Crowley and Gray State” ran by Thomas Lapp. Once granted, a series of posts were deleted that questioned the official narrative of this case. He then “asked for” and requested administrative rights to the Facebook Page called “Justice for David Crowley and family” that I created. He wanted to "make sure the correct version of the story came out and to ban certain members of that page who were making outrageous claims." When turned down, he became irate and made veiled threats, and told me “You’ll get urs” and "I feel sorry for the backlash that will come your way."
I recommend that he create his own Facebook Page (which is free and easy to do) and push whichever narrative he chooses. To my knowledge he hasn’t as of yet. During a phone call I had with Sean, he stated he could be sent to prison for up to “70 years” if some of this tax stuff gets out there, and I am still confused about why a person would make this statement.
Anyone who has doubted the official story has received backlash from Sean, whether in the form of a text, a private message on Facebook or otherwise. Sean has become the leading force in the case to brush aside and “eliminate” any questions surrounding the case. In a personal phone call to Greg Fernandez Jr. who is active on the “Justice for David Crowley and family page,” the following quotes were made to Greg…..”There is no conspiracy”, “We’ve seen the medical examiner’s reports”, “All the tests have been done”, “There’s nothing out there.” “I can’t tell you”, “I was probably one of the last people to see them alive” , “If you can, free yourself from this situation”, “The DHS and FBI will put you under a microscope if you keep asking questions”, “You’re swimming up a river that doesn’t go anywhere”, “Don’t beat a dead horse”, “You gotta learn when to let things go”, “There is nothing to pursue”, “I hope that you respect my words”, “Just stop it dude…for your own sanity”, and finally “The truth is already understood, and it is up to the family to decide what to disclose.”
Wow, here is a man actively pushing that there is no foul play, but here comes the good part. Sean has actively pushed the following angle….David and Komel jointly agreed to do this and it was planned this way…
Screen capture shows Sean Wright leaving his personal cell phone number and requesting David to call him. He also mentions the importance of his “tax talk” in the film. Is this something a “close friend” would leave in the comment section of a post? It would seem more appropriate to send a private message. This post was later deleted from the Facebook page "Gray State: The Rise".
Officially, the medical examiner and the Apple Valley Police Department have ruled a double-murder followed by David shooting himself. Mr. Wright is of the belief this was a murder, followed by a double-suicide, planned and agreed to by both parents to kill their daughter and then themselves. This, by definition is a conspiracy (two or more people agreeing to commit a crime). So, we’ve got Sean Wright actively pushing a conspiracy theory, while at the same time, publicly stating there is no conspiracy. In working closely with investigators, I wonder if they know this man is actively throwing their theory under the bus. Those are some strong words.
If Komel agreed to this, where is it documented that it went down like this, where is the evidence to support this theory and if there was evidence, why would law enforcement state that it was a double-murder, followed by a suicide? What possibly would cause a parent to shoot and kill their five-year old daughter?
Sean isn’t the only one with this theory. Mason Hendricks a friend of the Crowley’s went on to say that it was a “joint decision” to do it this way, and that “David did this, 100%”. How does Hendricks know? Hendricks is believed to use the name “Mason Norsk Hest” on Facebook and Instagram and stated that the family death was “tragic, but poetic” much to the shagrin of members on the Facebook pages, who called the comment, irresponsible.
Disinfo:
Beginning in April, Mason began a dis-information campaign which many believe was simply a reason to throw independent investigators off the trail.
Private Message from Mason to Dan Hennen. Here he stated the ashes of Komel Crowley were flown down to Texas. Komel Crowley was Muslim and most certainly would NOT have been cremated.
Message from Mason to Dan Hennen responding to the question of who set up the GoFundMe campaign.
Mason Hendricks was a person photographed in the iconic “smiling guys” picture that surfaced during the press interviews days after the bodies were found and during the time the close friends were allegedly “grieving “ the loss of a friend.
Screen shot from Godlike Productions site. Interesting comment at the bottom.
The Motive:
As with any crime, you’ll need to identify the motive to come to a conclusion as to why it happened. In this particular case, there isn’t one just yet. If you “follow the money”, you will more-than-likely get to the root. In the Crowley case, there is a big one… $30 million. David was pitching his movie “The Gray State” to various producers in Hollywood in May, 2014, but he came back empty-handed. Later it was found that there was a $30 million offer on the table for this film and apparently there was a verbal offer and production was to begin on this film. But, keep in mind that David Crowley wanted this done his way, and didn’t want to lose the integrity of the film with Hollywood producers molding the story into something else. During this time, it appears David then rejected the offer when it became obvious he would have to “give up all rights to the film” and it was to be directed and produced by someone other than him. The Gray State team would have been undoubtedly upset with this, as most of them poured many, many hours and up to three years working on this project. The fact that one man single-handedly “pulled the rug out” from a $30M deal could very well have left a wake of resentment by the team towards him.
The members of the Gray State team have repeatedly stated that “there was no deal” but some comments below seem to support the evidence that there WAS something in the works, and a deal was most certainly discussed and was going down a path of working out the final details.
The Preschool Question:

Five-year old Rani was enrolled in the Cyprus Classical Montessori school in the fall of 2014. Cyprus Classical Montessori is a NAEYC accredited Montessori preschool for 2-5 year old children with a Super K gifted and talented program for 4-5 year old children in Burnsville, MN. The bodies were found on January 17, 2015. The question is this, Was Rani enrolled at the school in January, 2015, and if so were attempts made to reach the family when she didn't show up for class for 10 straight days? (Following the Christmas/New Year's Holiday, classes began on Monday, January 5.) Typically, upon enrolling a child, the parent must fill in two names and numbers to use as "emergency contacts". One of them was more-than-likely David or Komel, but who was the second? Was that person contacted or notified? Once notified did they reach out to the Crowley residence to get an update? If an attempt was made, but no action taken, I would imagine that person would be carrying around a tremendous amount of guilt to this day.

What if the school DIDN'T make attempt to reach one out to one or both of the emergency contact names? Would that make the school itself partially negligent in their duties? The problem is this....we don't know. The school has yet to make a comment or issue a press release on this subject. They have stated to law enforcement that they don't "wish to talk about it". The only logical conclusion is that the Crowley parents did NOT enroll Rani for the winter months of 2015, and she was never a student there in January, releasing all responsibility of the school. But if she wasn't a student, and David and Komel did indeed pull her out, what was the reason given and who was involved in that discussion? That would be excellent information in this case to help determine what was going on in that home around the November/December time-frame, crucial to understanding the killings, and the timeline for this event. If Rani, was not enrolled, the school should have come forward right away to clear the air about this, but instead decided to use a veil of secrecy which only leads one to assume she probably was enrolled in the month of January.
The Facebook group, "Justice for David Crowley and family" had, at one time two people close to the school as members of the page. One was a teacher and one a daycare provider in the area, that knew about Cyprus. Both were quickly harrassed and eventually driven away by members that were rude and inconsiderate. One contacted me privately to say they were being harrassed and threatened in the middle of the night with phone calls that involved "yelling in other languages" for about a week straight. The phone number was blocked after that and the calls stopped.
The number of threats in the aftermath of this event is astounding.
The Neighbor:
Next door neighbor Collin Prochnow saw through the window what appeared to be “mannequins” at the Crowley home around noon on Saturday, January 17, 2015. He told his wife Judy and she suggested they both go back over and take another look. They did, and saw bodies and a black handgun nearby and then called police.
Judy Prochow, or someone posing as her on Facebook, began answering questions regarding the case on "Justice for David Crowley and family", but then soon lost credibility when some of her posts didn’t add up. The person was exposed on our page as a fraud when this happened:
The above screen shot shows “Judy” looking forward to meeting Komel’s sister Sidrah Alam, at her request. When checking with Sidrah Alam to verify this to be authentic, Sidrah replied back to be with this:
It is not known who was possibly posing as “Judy Prochnow” or if it was truly her. But Sidrah states “I’ve never talked to her” and later mentioned, "why would I be interested in meeting the neighbor?"
Screen shot of the Facebook page of Judy Prochnow.
The following conversation took place after the Judy Prochnow person was outed:
Screen shot on February 15, 2015 after it became clear this wasn’t the neighbor. Note, I live only 21 miles away from the scene in nearby Chaska, MN.
We as a group do not know what happened in that home, but the evidence of a cover-up of some sort is clear to see.
Another Unexplained Death:
On, August 9, 2015 Kathryn "Kate" Crowley, 51 was found dead sitting on a patio chair slumped over on the table on the deck of her Owatonna, MN home. She was healthy, in good spirits and held two jobs. No reason was given for her untimely death. Kate was the mother of David Crowley. Obituary here. No foul play was suspected according to the Owatonna Police Department. No press release was issued and no comment from any member of the family. A autopsy was requested and toxicology results will be available around the end of October. This is an alarming development, and highly suspicious.

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  • Judy Prochnow (Thursday, September 01 16 03:44 pm EDT)

    Dan, you're so dishonest. You claim that I was "outed" on your page. That's interesting since we exchanged messages about Sidrah and what I thought at that time was an invitation to talk to her when
    she was at the house. You even warned me that I was (paraphrased) dealing with snakes when I told you who had told me this. That's not a lie Dan, that is a clear misunderstanding, plus it is a well
    known fact that Sidrah and I did speak that day where she related the problems she had been having from you and the rest of your creepshow.
    And Dan, tsk, tsk....it became clear this wasn't the neighbor? When did that become clear to you and how can you print it without checking first? I realize verification is not your strong suit, in
    fact it's not even an accessory in your closet, but you really shouldn't be posting fabrications as truth. But I guess, without fabrications you have no story. And that's the ugly truth.

  • Sunday Weiss (Friday, April 21 17 11:42 pm EDT)

    The dog ate off bodies, why no bloody dog pay prints, saw some poo, but no bloody dog prints from a dog sustaining himself in the middle of a bloody crime scene?

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  • Henry Massingale (Friday, July 14 17 08:31 pm EDT)

    Our Network Team started a investigation because we now take the word of friends and family in this murder case.

    David Crowley’s Murder is now listed as a Hate Crime, David Crowley’s DOD File, never before seen, videos, images, that David saved to build a media interest in his work, at around 9 minutes and 38 seconds, we and I will present evidence that not only did the police mess up the crime scene, they left out important information.
    Grey State: David Crowley’s Murder Now Listed as Hate Crime
    Part 1.
    First off, Details of Minnesota filmmaker’s murder, should of been turned over to the (FBI) Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    David Crowley’s Murder Case is now re- opened, by the TTTG News Networking Team. This case is listed by use as a hate crime, because it was a personal vendetta to establish revenge against the David Crowley Family.
    https://toptentogonewsnetwork.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/grey-state-david-crowleys-murder-now-listed-as-hate-crime/

  • Nellie (Friday, September 22 17 09:29 am EDT)

    Excellent article.

  • James (Saturday, December 16 17 03:07 am EST)

    I have a message from Komel.
    Email me

  • RichieFromBoston (Thursday, December 28 17 06:27 am EST)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8sbm3ANTjo&t=0s

  • kelly hogan (Thursday, December 28 17 07:45 am EST)

    where can we get a transcribed version of his phone recordings /messages

  • Dan Hennen (Thursday, December 28 17 08:57 am EST)

    James, please provide your contact info.

  • Eileen (Thursday, December 28 17 04:57 pm EST)

    I'm concerned that he may have been schizophrenic from way back. The wall kind of scared me in that realm. But doesn't lead me to murder. PTSD is surely a factor here, if you believe he was involved. His wife clearly loved him and believed in him so I guess it's possible. But given his drive.....I don't know. perhaps a better perspective on ptsd from his unit would shed some light. My heartfelt sympathies to the families. This is a tragedy in every sense of the word.

  • J. Mehl (Friday, December 29 17 08:06 am EST)

    I am an amateur detective of sorts lol. I see a lot of back stepping and sideways talking from the police, certain family members, would love to chat and compare questions and notes

  • truth finder (Friday, December 29 17 03:10 pm EST)

    watching the documentary it was clear he was against the war in middle east. could he kill his little girl? probably not. questions you have to ask are. was he acting different around thanksgiving? was he on drugs? was he obsessed about the war and Islam? hard or not check this stuff out . did he have enemy's and who were they? did he have PTSD? then after all that check crime scene photos and report. if it was the elite trying to shut him up did he get death threats? why was GOD IS GREAT written on the wall? to throw off the truth.? were was the koran, close to the body ? or just thrown there? after you put all that together and speak to neighbors and friends you will get your answers if already done do it again and get some media involved and when they do there investigation see if the story's line up

  • Hmm (Saturday, December 30 17 11:54 am EST)

    OMG! The local media is lame. They just hung this horrific event on this poor guy. He did seem to get a little out there towards the end but I really don't think enough to kill his family and leave the dog, who miracunously survives with no food or water. Come on, the whole crime scene was staged. Question 1, did David have caked blood all over him and especially whatever hand he wrote with. 2, was the dog covered in caked blood from ravaging, considering he had no water and even from toilets, he'd still have blood on his fur. 3, did they test David's hand for residue after firing a weapon several times, he'd have plenty. 4, several shots are fired and no one in the neighbirhood hears anything. 5 The head bleeds slot, where's all the bloody paw prints.
    6, Komel converted to Christianity, Allah Akbar and Q'uran make no sense. 7, the slightly open sliding door, big clue. To many unanswored questions. I'm sure because of the content of his film, he wasn't real liked but not enough to kill him, I don't believe the hate crime either, but if you ask me, crime of passion. Dan the brother, was probably in love with Komel who didn't reciprpcate and this Sean and company were looking for that 30 million dollar payday, that never came. The whole gofundme for 6 million!?! Bingo. The sliding door was left slightly open because Dan knew how much it was gonna smell and he could come and go. Leaving gifts at front door with wide open curtains was done so he could monitor. The dog was the trophy' he could keep for his kill. Serial killers always do. And mom probably stumbled upon the truth and he killed her too.

  • B (Saturday, December 30 17 03:38 pm EST)

    The police had to get restraints for the dog before going in?... the dog knew the person who killed them.

  • Hmm (Saturday, December 30 17 08:07 pm EST)

    Yea B, that in itself is the answer to who killed this family. Murdered people almost all the time, knew their murderer. The conspiracy is probably the dweeb brother and his minions. This violence against this family was aimed at Komel and it was very personal. Also money, money and extortion are evil in themselves. The dog is the key witness.

  • Ryan (Saturday, December 30 17 09:21 pm EST)

    Conspiracy website.



    Murder/suicide.

  • Dean C (Sunday, December 31 17 04:04 am EST)

    When mental illness is involved in these horrible tragedies anything is possible. The why died with David.

  • Kelly (Sunday, December 31 17 11:29 am EST)

    One of my questions is when Dan left presents on the door step GE didn't look in the window while the dog was barking like the neighbor look? What about the 7 voice recordings on his phone the dad played from komel what was actually said? Then in the end when one of the friends was interviewed he specifically said no one will ever know why how ever with David showing his wall you could see that he was out to show the whole story. I feel that if he had done it he would of left a video or clues of to "the why" he recorded or write down everything. I think the documentary turned one sided in the end and there should be another one with all these facts. I watched it twice in a row wanting more answers.

  • Mark (Sunday, December 31 17 12:17 pm EST)

    A little something:
    http://www.truthscoop.net/david-crowley
    Best to all shouting out.

  • Too many questions! (Sunday, December 31 17 02:14 pm EST)

    Has anyone matched up the hand writing from the note pad to anyone in the family or David? Surely with David and his 'Closet friends' and family they could gather hand writing samples to compare in sure being a screen writer lroducer etc.. he had to have items they could compare too? Also you mean to tell me if the mutders happened around Christmas not one family and/or friends Saw them or tried checking on them? I don't care how distant someone is you expect to hear from them at Christmas? Then after the brother drops off Christmas presents he didn't expect to get a call or a Thank you or something? You just drop them off and leave and never expect to hear from them? I just keep thinking if that neighbor didn't go over there how much longer they would have say there? For having so many family and friends that 'Cared' for them no one checked on them? Not one I mean not one person came or stopped by at all and saw presents scattered? Anyone could have looked in the window and saw what the neighbor saw? As far as the back door being opened I don't think as much as people think David Crowley or Komel could have left it open on purpose for the dog and the smell! One thing is clear there was a lot of dark heavy things going on in that house why wasn't david so keen on capturing all these 'paranormal' or whatever they were 'experiences' that kept happening only to Komel and he was more worried about making a recording on his phone and while in the middle of a breakdown or whatever she was having he was worried about documenting it them trying to find answered and getting her help? There was a lot going on and stuff we will never have answers to and he only recorded what he wanted us to know! I still don't know why when her sister visited komel never showed herself? Even if they wanted to never speak for being highly intelligent why wouldn't she just tell her sister herself with David there why was she not seen! There was a lot of darkness in that house from all sides I just hope the daughter didn't suffer too much from seeing all the stuff! Also why in the documentary does he ask his daughter something about killing him or it? It looked like she was reading the jungle book that's an inappropriate question to ask a 3,4 and/or 5 year old? I am not sure my conclusion there are way to many answers and questions but none that really add up I do not know how anyone can make a decision leaning one way or another there is way to many variables! The only thing that is clear is that there were some heavy dark things happening in that household!

  • KGarcia (Monday, January 01 18 03:39 am EST)

    In the case of the dog, it would have been easy to fill the bath tub with drinking water seeing as how David loved the dog more than anyone else according to his friends. Thinking ahead to ensure that the dog has enough water and shelter until he is later discovered points to David.

    As far as the daughter and school goes, it's pretty simple. If she was enrolled at that school, said school was probably given contact info in the form of cell phones and e-mail. If the daughter didn't show the school would probably send e-mails and leave messages on the phones and that would be the end of it. They are a private school and as far as I know private schools aren't going to act to contact police unless the student had actually started classes and then suddenly disappeared. It was so early in the process that the school probably did their contact and then just assumed that the family changed their minds.

    I did see the documentary and there is so much evidence of mental illness that I hardly know where to begin. I've never seen someone, especially a guy (filmmaker or not), document so much of their life on film and other recordings in such a self-indulgent and narcissistic way. I don't know what broke David in the end exactly but he definitely had some kind of psychotic break. I've seen highly intelligent people suffer breakdowns several times in my life. Lack of sleep is often a factor that comes about with depression that causes these breaks. While it's true that we'll never know "why", the fact that Komel was clearly in the grasp of a breakdown herself makes the idea of a 3rd (outside) party involved in their deaths improbable to me.

  • Too many questions (Monday, January 01 18 05:58 pm EST)

    The biggest mystery to me, is the disappearance of Komels hands, David's right hand and their daughters entire arm, which they say were never found. Even if the dog was eating them, clearly there would have been remains that would have clued law enforcement in on that. With David's missing right hand, how then could they possibly say, he wrote that on the wall. There was also an untapped bag of dog food, any dog would have shredded that bag if hungry. This was a very methodical and maniacal act of violence. Sick.

  • Jon Friteford (Tuesday, January 02 18 04:16 pm EST)

    STAGED MURDER/SUICIDE.. They were Sacrificed.

  • Mariah (Wednesday, January 03 18 02:06 am EST)

    I must say, after watching the Netflix movie, I am thinking many things.
    First off, I do believe that Komel was looking her mind, the recordings of things she was seeing, heard and saying is proof of that.

    The Allah akbar and Muslim book doesn't make any sense, because they weren't Muslims, at least not in the radical way of writing the things he supposedly wrote. Maybe they were converting back? Who knows.

    What I don't get is how both Dans, the brother and the dad, seemed to care about David, Komel and Rani but how could they let the holidays go by and not force themselves in to see their brother/son?

    I wonder if the blinds were opened when the dog jumped to the window when the neighbor knocked on the door, or if the blinds were open the entire time they were dead. The window is right next to the front door. How do you drop off gifts and not peek in if you know your brother or loved one has been acting funny and is avoiding everyone?

    And then for Dan to start a go fund me for millions of dollars, then post Las Vegas selfies, a selfie of the guys who supposedly loved and were close to David after he died, none looked sad or in mourning.

    Why was this case not sent to the FBI? Because the FBI only gets involved if there looks like foul play or terrorism.

    I wish we could have access to all the recordings, the real unedited journal entries, pictures, etc.

    This gruesome murder of this family was planned. Whether it was twisted family, money hungry Gray state workers, or husband and wife who went crazy.. it was planned.

    My husband thinks without a doubt David killed his family and then himself. But what about Komel? She was the one on recording saying "something was pulling her that wasn't from this world and she wanted to take David and Rani with her." Maybe she convinced David to kill them all.

    The brother didn't show too much emotion on the documentary like movie. I'm a psychology student so maybe I'm trying to look too deep into this story.

    There is much more to this story than what the public knows and what is available to us.

    I still cant believe you would want to take home a dog that had eaten human flesh, if he in fact did. And yes, he could have gotten food and water from A number of things, so why weren't all of these strange questions answered by detectives or people on the scene?

    There's so much I want to say and investigate. Just had to comment something after reading this post and the comments.

    Rest In Peace. It's a shame David and Komel seemed to unravel while trying to make this film. It would have been great.

  • Tiny Molinari (Wednesday, January 03 18 01:16 pm EST)

    Cutting off the hands is in the Quran as punishment for choosing to practice or believe in any other religion than muslim. Both hands.

    Now... about the missing right hand...
    That is punishment for stealing. Theft.. in both bible and quran....
    Which would be consistent with the storyline/history of the couple..... She is/was muslim, and her family is muslim...david (it seems from what I know)...that Crowley converted her...or so it appeared in the incredibly one sided odd story told on netflix....

    Some of these Muslims take offense..especially if your documenting their role in the "Globalist"... or NWO...scheme....
    Odd that I haven't seen that pointed out.

    There are/were... at least 2 people close to david...with definite motive. And the xmas packages outside... he hadnt heard from his brother in weeks...but doesnt look in the wide open window while walking by?..
    Bullshit. He definitely had SOMETHING to do with it... IMHO...
    Hr is the best suspect by fact....he admits to being at the crime scene around the time if deaths...
    That should have made him suspect from the jump.

  • Paul Gaynor (Wednesday, January 03 18 04:21 pm EST)

    This did not pass the smell test right off the bat. Creators seem fast to bank on the idea of PTSD and mental issues and not turn over more and more obvious stones. Nothing pointed to him killing his family... oh..... and why is not out there about the missing hand/hands/arms? That seems kind of HUGE to me. Too much unanswered and not enough true investigation IMO.

  • Oz (Wednesday, January 03 18 09:30 pm EST)

    This sorry piece of s*** mother f***** deserve to rot in hell after killing his wife and child what a sorry piece of f****** s*** I can't believe anybody else or saying anything other than he was a stupid sorry ass piece of s*** mother f***** that deserves to rot in hell two people who could have grown up and Ben a productive member of society but instead they were under the f****** ruling of this piece of s*** mother f*****

  • mresaus (Thursday, January 04 18 07:47 am EST)

    Think this is all djust bs.
    Acted out by acctors probly stil alive. Greate pr stunt to make the media do all the pr for youre crappy, fals docky Movie. Do not belive one part off this to the time i see some real official police documentation from the crime.

  • TheCanadian (Thursday, January 04 18 05:48 pm EST)

    I feel emphatically moved by this tragedy. I'd also like to know what James has to say.

  • Ariel (Thursday, January 04 18 05:52 pm EST)

    Why is this reported si gle gunshot to head??? Wife had two gunshots yo head and 6 cartridges found in total by police report???? Now tell me if he was military he would know how to kill first round why does the wife have two bullets to head??? Why celebrate christmas if you know your plans??? Why bother??? Seems a lot of of wasted energy if you are just going to end it??? Oh the list goes on!!!

  • Peanutbutter&jiggidyjam (Thursday, January 04 18 10:39 pm EST)

    Judging by all the friends and family. David not letting his wife's sister she her after driving Hours and hours man he was fucked up. I really believe he done it. If it comes out different I will be shocked. That poor Lil child. I can't stop thinking about that round going in her little skull. Awful

  • Rosie (Thursday, January 04 18 10:57 pm EST)

    Do you really want to know the ugly truth? THE WORLD would rather believe in conspiracies+miracles+demons+fairly tales creature rather than face MENTAL ISSUES. David had SEVERE PTSD, aggraveted by the stress and re-enactment of the violence. His wife, stood up to a PAKISTANI father (it's like sicilian for italians) and marry an american guy with no job, an overactive immagination and no prospects. Once she realized that he was not getting done, she tyed to leave and her father simply told her "you made the bed and you lye in it". She lost it. So, she started hearing voices telling her to die. This is the effect of WARS: on who's attacked, on those used like "caddles to be slaughter" , and those family who deal with the aftermath of what these atrocity do to people's mind.

  • Bill (Saturday, January 06 18 05:46 am EST)

    I say the fewer Muslims the better and Crowley was just a loser mental case...no loss!

  • Killuminati (Sunday, January 07 18 10:51 am EST)

    Illuminati murk him. Fuck them. GOD OVER EVERYTHING

  • W. S. Y. (Monday, January 08 18 12:32 am EST)

    comntact me

  • Jutto (Tuesday, January 09 18 07:25 pm EST)

    Just watched the documentary. Those friends of his are not truthful. They are bad actors. Any available coroners reports and death certificates available?

  • E$ (Saturday, January 13 18 03:52 pm EST)

    I want to believe David did not commit the acts. For those of you who believe there is foul play; how do you explain the severe isolation that both David and Komel displayed? What about the odd comment by Komel that she must leave and take Rani and David? And the crazy video and recording taken close to the time they died? The journals?

    I do agree that there were dark forces in the house. But I am also extremely suspicious as the work David was doing was exactly what the powers that be will do anything to prevent happening. Could dark forces be placed upon their household? David was so passionate about the project. It does seem to me that after the trailer was made he was very overwhelmed with making the movie and things fell off the rails from there. But just wondering what you all were thinking about these question I had after watching... Thanks!

  • Cindy (Saturday, January 13 18 08:22 pm EST)

    Yes, questionable mental illness. Questionable ptsd. Still hard to believe he would kill his daughter.
    Fishy items:
    -It took a military man 2 shots to kill his wife.
    -Was David killed using his dominant hand? (Many Clinton suicides were non-dominant----would not really happen.)
    -Where are the missibg hands & arm? Leftover bone fragments? Are we to really believe this little dog consumed every drop & crumb? No blood dragged through house from dog? No bloody paw prints?
    - They were Christian. Why would he write Muslim on wall & have Quran open nearby?(to throw people off?)
    - Were his/her hands checked for gun powder residue? Even with missing hands, a shooter will have gun powder residue blow back onto their person. Was it checked? Was there any?(Without that, no one would tell me my son killed 3 people.)
    -Back slide door is ajar?
    -- Compare hand writing to David, brother, friends in movie?
    -3 wks: little or no water for dog?
    -Christmas, & his brother, parents----not putting much effort to contact them/see them/trade gifts/ see child?
    -When brother dropoed off gifts on front porch: he did not hear wildly barking dog (little food & water, dead owners----distressed dog). Did not see dead, motionless bodies through window?
    -Neighbors did not hear gun shots? Did a murderer use a silencer & then take it with them? (Why 4 counted bullet holes in victims & 6 shell casings on floor?)
    -Was the gun used David's? If not, where did it come from? What is the history of this gun?
    -Supposed conversations between neighbor & sister are strange.
    -Why did Dan start a go fund me for his brother's mother in law. (Did she or didn't she have insurance?) Why 6 million? Did he give the 8k to her? Why did he go to Vegas a few weeks after the go fund me account was closed?
    -What was the meaning behind brother's facebook comment about being a killer? Why deleted? What is meaning of brother's picture on facebook with the black hood? Whose shower curtain/curtain is that in the picture behind him? Why deleted?
    There seems to be definite darkness with David & wife over last few mths. This does not explain that have not been addressed or explained.
    Not only did trying to make the movie 'Gray State, put a red dot on his forehead, but by him making the comments on camera about things being done wrongly/bad, in the war; also made him a target. He questioned the actions of the government.
    Be diligent about justice & showing truth in this matter.

  • Pete (Tuesday, January 16 18 11:29 am EST)

    This was one of the most laziest documentary’s I’ve ever seen. Not one legitimate question asked about the crime scene or the behavior and actions of the people around this family both before and after this crime.

    Regardless of whatever happened this was such a tragedy.
    What a beautiful family.

  • Some Guy (Wednesday, January 17 18 11:12 am EST)

    I personally believed they both planned it. It's pretty blatantly obvious when she is talking about how she had a vision that they all need to leave and go "somewhere else" and that the daughter has to "come with". I think they both were mentally ill and no one intervened.

    Now, believe what you want, but my question is, who's the sick asshole who decided to use this tragedy to sell a movie to Netflix and get rich off of it all?

  • smoke and mirrors (Wednesday, January 17 18 03:06 pm EST)

    There's no question freemasons are behind the framing of this brilliant and courageous man who took a decisive stand against the powers that should not be. Anyone who understands symbolism knows that the freemasons covertly run all local police departments as evidenced by the occult symbols employed on their badges. you can clearly see the classic framing used as a political stunt to reinforce the official western narrative of muslim extremism to justify the war on terror which in turn was used against the victim's own family to alienate them from the real David they knew. The guy was far from perfect but to think he would kill his family and take his own life is beyond absurdity. Another warrior killed for speaking the truth. RIP Dave

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