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Minnesota Family Slaughtered – “Allah Akbar” And “Submit to Allah” Messages Found

David Crowley was a screenwriter and aspiring filmmaker working on his first independent film.

Komel Crowley was a registered dietitian who, like her husband, mostly worked from their Apple Valley home.

Together, they were raising their 5-year-old daughter, Raniya — a bright kindergartner who rarely missed a day of school.

But that illusion vanished a year ago, when all three were found fatally shot Jan. 17 in the living room of their rambler in what investigators immediately said pointed to an apparent murder-suicide three weeks earlier.

Police found an Arabic phrase, written in blood, on a living-room wall.


“What it all adds up to is this was a guy who snapped,” Apple Valley Police Chief Jon Rechtzigel said. “To cross that line, to go to that level of violence — and this is domestic violence, make no ifs ands or buts about it … I mean, you take the lives of your daughter and your wife and besides that you’re writing things on the wall in blood. Nobody thinks to do that unless they’re really of a deranged mind at that point.”

Apple Valley police recently closed the case, which included a year-long examination by the Dakota County Electronic Crimes Task


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