Apple Valley murder-suicide sum scarce. Friends ID mother, sons found dead


Three yellow roses lay in a snowbank in front of a Upper Elkwood Court home on Monday — one for any chairman found fatally shot dual days earlier.

In a blacktop drive were 3 vehicles, as good as Janice Petrovich’s lapsed Minnesota Historical Society member ID label that was partially unprotected in snow. Petrovich and her dual adult sons had lived in a Apple Valley home, that is tucked in a cul-de-sac in a still area easterly of Pilot Knob Road and north of 140th Street.

Janice Petrovich (Courtesy of Erin Caroline)

Police have nonetheless to strictly brand those who were found Saturday, usually observant it was a lady and dual organisation who had died from an apparent double murder-suicide. But friends and neighbors identified a defunct as Petrovich, 60, and her dual sons, Alexander and Jonathan.

Apple Valley military Capt. Nick Francis pronounced Monday that central marker is approaching to come from a Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s bureau this week, presumably on Tuesday.


The sharpened was called in during 12:18 p.m. by someone who went to check on someone during a chateau who had not shown adult for a designed event, Francis said. The tourist pronounced mixed people had been shot inside a home.

When officers arrived and cumulative a scene, they reliable that 3 people were passed and there were no survivors in need of medical attention. All 3 were found in apart bedrooms with gunshot wounds, Francis said.

Investigators trust they had been shot within a prior day, he said.

Police had been called to a home in a past though “not a lot, not routinely,” Francis said, adding that some-more information would be expelled per a calls this week.


Janice Petrovich was “just this soft, pleasing soul” who worked during Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley, assisting people transition into eccentric living, pronounced crony Erin Caroline.

Three yellow roses lay in front of a residence on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, during 13640 Upper Elkwood Court in Apple Valley. Police pronounced 3 people were found shot to genocide in a home on Saturday. (Nick Ferraro / Pioneer Press)

“She always had a top care of each chairman and life conditions she would encounter,” Caroline said.

Petrovich was a partner of a outdoor and a “firm follower in holding daily walks in a fever and around trees … even if it was raining,” Caroline said. “We both common a adore of fishing and snowshoeing. She didn’t only keep reminding about vital a life with purpose, she truly did it herself.”

Petrovich’s dual sons stayed with her off and on over a years, and she never spoke of difficulty during home, Caroline said.

“I’m totally floored … during what can occur behind sealed doors,” she said. “But we would have never guessed that there would be any difficulty of this magnitude.”

Petrovich and her longtime husband, James, divorced several years ago. He died in July.

Francis remarkable a final murder-suicide of this bulk in Apple Valley was in 2014, when determined filmmaker David Crowley murdered his 5-year-old daughter and mom before murdering himself.

“Typically, domestic assault has been during a core of many of a murder-suicides over a final 10 or 12 years,” Francis said.

Caroline pronounced she designed to go to a Petrovich home Monday dusk with her 11-year-daughter to leave a purple candle — a tone for domestic assault awareness.

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