“Gray State” Film Family Killed, Labeled ”Murder-Suicide” – Dead for Weeks

Amanda Warren

Activist Post

David Crowley, aged 29, had headed up a small crew for an ongoing full-feature and highly anticipated production called Gray State. The project had been in the works for over four years. A description excerpt from the film’s website, which raised over $61,000 from fans:

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.

Americans, quarantined to militarized districts, become a population ripe for tyrannical control. Fearmongering, terrorism, police state, martial law, war, arrest, internment, hunger, oppression, violence, resistance – these are the terms by which Americans define their existence. Neighbor is turned against neighbor as the value of the dollar plunges to zero, food supplies are depleted, and everyone becomes a terror suspect….

The following concept trailer has amassed nearly one million views since its YouTube debut in 2012:


In a stomach-churning turn of events, the filmwriter/producer David Crowley, his 28-year-old wife Komel, and young daughter, Rani, were found dead in their Apple Valley, MN home – after not being seen or heard from since before Christmas.

Most of the information about the discovery centers on neighbor Collin Prochnow who saw packages piling up and decided to check up and ring the door bell, when he glanced in the window and saw all three Crowleys on the floor, that “just didn’t look human.” He had actually told his wife there were dummies [mannequins] on the floor along with a black handgun, before calling police. But the police reported finding people who were “obviously dead.”

How can an entire family, including a five-year-old daughter go unnoticed for so long? All reports indicate that their bodies had been on the living room floor since before Christmas. The neighbor figures that it happened before Christmas, as packages were piling up at the Crowley home and there was no activity stemming from the home since before then. Reportedly, family and at least one colleague tried unsuccessfully to reach them before Christmas. The actual cause or time of death has not been released. By Sunday, the previously crowded mailbox and front stoop were bare.

Mainstream media have labeled it an apparent “murder-suicide” but – hear for yourself what police found when they arrived on January 17th….

Audio of the police communication is public and at around 2:35 mentions that the officers found the rear sliding door unlocked, and slightly ajar.

Notably, there is no suicide note. Details linking the event to a murder-suicide have not been released except to call it “apparent.” A black handgun on the floor next to the family is, so far, where the investigative details end. In other words, definitive information of what happened to the Crowleys is either unknown or unreleased.

Yet, in a low attempt to frame the entire situation, Daily Mail headlined their story “Gun-enthusiast, his dietitian wife and their five-year-old daughter lay dead from murder-suicide in their suburban home for WEEKS before neighbors discovered them” and featured pictures of Crowley in movie gear, including a gas mask, and unflattering pictures of his wife Komel who had been a nutritional dietitian. Whereas many headlines will feature stories of former veterans with reverence, Daily Mail has decided that this means lunacy and have obviously framed Crowley as the instigator. With so few details known, that is an incredibly disrespectful and reactionary way to create a different story stemming from a tragic event.

Other headlines have followed similar suits here, here and here by sculpting their own summations of his film project, using selective comments, and pointing to gun-lovin’ Instagram photos which might actually be showing mere movie props. The exploitation fires have been stoked by neighbors’ comments of Crowley wearing fatigues, having tattoos and short-cropped hair – which, in any other context wouldn’t be newsworthy in the least.

Not only should the police audio warrant some pause, but also the strangeness that no one in the neighborhood heard or witnessed any commotion leading to the family’s death, nor barking from a hungry dog that survived for weeks after the event. The neighbor who reported the discovery had shoveled their driveway a couple times, and his wife noticed that the curtains had been wide open when they were usually closed. Upon further reflection, Prochnow remembers a night in December when he awoke to something like gunshots but  did not think on it anymore until Saturday when he made the call.

Even the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office who are assisting the Apple Valley Police Department with the investigation, confirm that “they are treating the death as ‘suspicious.'”

No other details are have been released by investigators at this time.

In 2013, Michael T. Winter, a contributor for Activist Post, wrote a speculative op-ed entitled “Is Gray State a Psy-ops?” which garnered considerable commentary from supporters of the film. David Crowley reached out to Winter and together they created an interesting follow up Q&A that includes an editor’s note, and significant openness on Crowley’s part. Winter reportedly went on to be a script consultant for the film.

The Gray State Facebook page hasn’t been updated since late November 2014. Gray State: The Rise was a dual non-fiction project that was to feature interviews with Col. Douglas McGregor, Adam Kokesh, Luke Rudkowski, Stewart Rhodes, Mark Dice, Alex Jones, Abby Martin, Dan Dicks, Jordan Page, Jason Bermas, Aaron Dykes, Matt Medina, and many more. After experiencing a data wipeout, the crew mentioned they were working to get back on track and were on the brink of releasing The Rise film online for free. It was during this time, that he and business partner Mitch Heil parted ways.

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  • LifeTraveller

    While the “evidence” will have to be dealt with. I’m saying nix to the suicide, and absolutely to the murder… Time will tell where this goes..

  • Invierno

    Thank you, AP for putting some words to this tragic event.

    This stinks to high heaven, and the AP writer did a good job pointing out the disparaging light in which the news was imparted to the public. That in itself reeks of foul play. As I came to speak with David and review his script, I came to believe firmly that Gray State was NOT a psy-op and his intentions were genuine. When I heard the news, I felt gut-punched, and realized that people like David Mason are heroes, and his blood was spilled in defence of liberty and fighting tyranny. That his family was killed as well makes this all the more bitter and horrific.

    Clearly, the murder of his wife and five year old child are ‘shock messages’ designed to not just put a dent in the production of Gray State, but to kill any further development of the project with brutal finality. With a person’s family being on the line, the likelihood of future endeavours to complete the project are in serious doubt.

    This morning, I re-read the pieces (and all comments) I wrote two years ago, and setting the deep sadness aside, (as I did converse with him and came to believe in his assertions of genuineness), hope that his and his family’s death can be used in some way to put a dent in the globalist armour. A post mortem stab, as it were. Think Russo, among many others. The damage to globalist credibility Russo has achieved via his video interviews have far more impact than anything he said while still alive.

    David paid the ultimate price for defiance of tyranny- his life. David Mason is a true hero. As the criminal Rahm Israel Emanuel publicly stated, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

    A decidedly wiser tactician, Sun Tzu, stated “Make the enemy strengths your strengths”.

    One of their strengths is main stream media. OUR strength is the power of the internet. The control grid is almost completed, but the enemy still has a few weak spots; Smaug’s underside is not yet fully armoured. Make no mistake- we are at war and in battle, silent as it may seem thus far. The internet, for the time being, (CISPA notwithstanding) is one of last remaining effective weapons we have against a superior force.

    Put simply, David Mason and his family are dead due to his efforts to enlighten and awaken a sleeping populace. Will the Mason family’s deaths be in vain to the cause of human sovereignty? They certainly weren’t for the people that ordered the hit. As of now, the project is at a stand-still; whether in mourning or in honour of David and his family, according to the news piece I read, “…the future of Grey State is uncertain….”.

    I sometimes feel like we are a bunch of cavemen, and the globalist are the woolly mammoth. We can prattle on endlessly around the camp-fire about what a terrible scourge the beast is, but there are very few among the group willing to charge an enemy that is superior in almost every way within the confines of strategic battle advantage. Add to this, that an agitated Woolly Mammoth will not conspire to kill the spear man, but also kill the hunter’s family.

    We deal with a viscous enemy, and I will never forget this or David Mason’s sacrifice for freedom.

    Michael Winter

    • No Chains

      How can we help to assure this film gets out, one way or another?

  • Smarty

    It’s absolutely IMPOSSIBLE that this was a suicide. Why would a young man that was hell bent on making his movie suddenly do a 180 and kill himself and his family? Some situations allow for a little leeway pertaining to a motive, but in this particular situation, there is one answer and ONLY one answer….

    • timwebb1000 .

      The only remote indication that this wasn’t a hit is that the dog was allowed to live.

      • CAWS

        Dogs can’t talk. Wonder if his former partner had an axe to grind? There are many possibilities here.

        • Smarty

          I thought of that too. The dog can’t speak. But if it was a murder/suicide and he even took out his daughter, then you’d think the dog would be a no brainer. It was probably a hit man who owns a dog and therefore had .000000000000001% humanity in his warped soul…..at least when it comes to dogs…

          • MBRAVARD460

            never kill their dog then would been , murder

      • chiliboots

        The dog is irrelevant, as is your attempt at obfuscation.

      • Muhammad Abbass

        Nonsense. The dog may not have been present, as in asleep in another room, the perp may have decided it looked better with the dog alive or maybe the dog was drugged in the first place so the perp could get in. The dog is irrelevant as evidence.

  • DougDeGrave

    Who cares about these dead people, murder-suicide or not, whoever killed them is an azzhole for leaving the dog to starve. I find that appalling. Even Adolf Hitler arraigned for his dogs to be euthanized rather than suffer without their master in the hell storm that followed in the wake of his passing.

    • yeah because dogs are more important than people …
      you fucking animal rights NAZIS make me sick

      • yitzakscammir

        Stop throwing the “nazi” label around as it is telegraphing your disgusting ignorance of the term and period in time.

  • guest

    This movie MUST go on, MUST be completed and put out there, many have been MURDERED because they tried to WARN people and this is but another.

  • This was probably the best write-up on this crime story, that i have yet read.

  • russputin

    Is this just another film release promoted by death, murder, suicide or false flag?

    • chiliboots

      No, it isn’t.

      • russputin

        OK, so what evidence do you have that is beyond the historical and circumstantial?

  • fleshbug02

    And their remaining family members had not noticed their extensive absence ?!
    Perhaps they were all ‘talked to’ ?

  • chiliboots

    There exists no motivation offered for murder, OR suicide. Killing their own
    Child makes no sense at all, either. What is logically likely is assassination.

    The question then becomes who stood to ‘gain’. The answer is obvious. It
    also works well as a warning to others of a like-mind: this is your future, too.

    ‘Foul-play’ is stamped all over this, and cannot be missed, but willfully.

  • 441019

    I have no doubt it was murder–someone didn’t want this film to come out. But it is surprising that no one (neighbors, friends, or relatives) reported the family missing. The 5-year-old daughter is old enough that she would be in kindergarten, or in daycare–her absence would be noticed.

    Nathan Leal (website: watchmanscry) has had dreams in which he saw martial law coming to America, and Russian and Chinese soldiers in America.

  • Afshin Nejat

    Those who did this should be treated in like manner, and their families as well. It is one of the oldest laws of human society: Rex Talionis. Yet we can be rest assured that the cockroaches behind this have honor beneath zero in degree.

    But there are not enough real men in the world to make such justice ever to happen. A world of brainwashed cowards, on EITHER SIDE of this or any other issue.

    So you can see through this? Why can’t you see that your stupid “holy book” is a scrap heap of propaganda fed to you by the Roman Cult? Because you are cowards of another, yet equally yellow stripe, as those who murder others to silence them.

    Your beliefs, your ignorant minds, are the soil in which this and all other evils grow. The masses DESERVE to die on their knees, since their minds operate just like slaves who keep their heads low, not wanting to face even obvious, blatant facts!

    Whatever this species, it is not human, but a mockery thereof. Who cares what happens to it!

  • AtomicMetroid

    This is what it looks like when the Zionists crush dissent. I hope this movie gets released UNEDITED. But who exactly will have the power over the movie now??

    • Invierno

      There IS no movie, dude. Now, there will NEVER be this movie…..as a ‘movie’, anyway. Be prepared for a total 3-D experience.

  • MBRAVARD460

    Anti Government Filmmaker and Family Found Murdered. Who Really Killed Them?

    http://blessings.buzz/2015/01/19/video-anti-government-filmmaker-and-family-found-dead-who-really-killed-them/

  • bsroon

    It’s all coincidence and domestic terrorism. Anyone who says different has a nice room waiting to discuss the matter in a convenient, nearby FEMA camp inqui – interview room.

    (no sarcasm was wasted in the making of this comment.)

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