Anthony Todt charged with multiple counts of homicide in connection with the murder
A father has confessed to killing his wife, three children, and their dog inside their home in a town-owned by Disney, a sheriff has said, as it’s revealed he owed creditors $100,000.
Anthony Todt, his wife Megan, and their children Alex, Tyler, and Zoe were reported missing from the Celebration gated community of 7,400 people, on the outskirts of Disney Hollywood Studios theme park last week. Neighbors failed to see them since mid-December, and relatives said they hadn’t heard from them since January 6.
But cops say the physical therapist, 44, was replying to text messages from loved ones while living with their dead bodies.
Authorities went to the home on Reserve Place but weren’t able to contact anyone inside.
How they died and where they were found in the home has not yet been made public. However, they are believed to have died ‘sometime toward the end of December.’
Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said Wednesday: ‘I can tell you on December 29, 2019, our office received a request by a family member of Anthony Todt. He resides outside of the State of Florida to check the well-being of her family because she had been told they had the flu’.
He said authorities went to the home on Reserve Place but weren’t able to contact anyone inside.
However, it wasn’t a concern as Todt, who owns a practice in Connecticut, was known to travel during the week and fly back to Florida for weekends. Cops did not observe anything suspicious during the visit.
But they went to the physical therapist’s home on Monday. After a day when a concerned neighbor called them. They obtained a warrant to enter the property and found the family had been inside the home the entire time’.
Todt was arrested at gunpoint in front of shocked neighbors. Police added that Todt was taken to the hospital after taking pills and making comments about harming himself. The sheriff continued: ‘The cause of death of the four decedents inside the home is homicide. Anthony has confessed to killing his wife Megan Todt, 42 years of age…and their three children.’