Blake Maloney

Blake Maloney

Late Wednesday evening, a Farmington police officer was sent to the home of Jack Maloney to perform a welfare check only to discover a gruesome murder scene.

When the officer arrived at the home around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 he knocked on the door which was partially open and was met by 26-year-old Blake Thomas Maloney, Jack’s son.

The officer, not named in the news release from the Dakota County attorney's office, had gone to the home Wednesday to check on the welfare of Tracy Maloney, Jack’s ex-wife and Blake’s mother.

When Blake answered the door and the officer asked to talk with Tracy, Blake raised his hands above his head and said, "I did something. I murdered them or something."

Blake was then handcuffed before the officer searched the house.

In the kitchen, Tracy was found on the floor surrounded by a large amount of blood and numerous contusions on her face.

A yoga mat had been placed over her head when the officer found her. Unable to find her pulse, the officer determined she was deceased.

Jack was then found on a bed in the basement covered with blankets and an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Upstairs, the officer saw several closed doors with holes in them and Blake’s brother Scott dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Prior to searching the home, Blake told the officer he had killed his mother with a hammer and said, “I didn’t want to use the AR. I killed Scott, they’re not my family.”

Officers later found a hammer with apparent blood on it located at the top of a garbage can in the living room and an AR-15 rifle leaning against the couch.

Blake Maloney has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder for the killing of his family members.

He is being held in the Dakota County Jail. Dakota County District Court Judge Kathryn Messerich set bail at $2 million without conditions or $1.5 million with conditions.

Maloney is scheduled to appear in court again Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. in Hastings.

According to the news release from the county attorney's office, Blake said he didn’t believe Jack, Tracy and Scott were his family.

The release stated that Tracey had gone to her ex-husband Jack’s house in Farmington on Oct. 27 to visit her sons, Scott and Blake.

After he was arrested, Blake told officers he went to the house a few days prior to officers arriving and shot and killed his brother and father with the AR-15 rifle.

Blake admitted to officers that he killed his mother with a hammer when she arrived at the house a few days later.

“At this time there is no known motive as to why Defendant murdered his family members,” Dakota County Attorney Kathy Keena said in the release. “Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Tracy Maloney, Jack Maloney, and Scott Maloney, for their great loss.”

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Sophia Voight is a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette. She is from Oshkosh, WI and graduated from the UW Oshkosh with a bachelor's degree in Multimedia Journalism in 2021. She can be reached with any news tips at


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