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    Todt family slaying: Dad in custody after family found dead in Disney World community

    https://nypost.com/2020/01/14/dad-in...rld-community/

    A fairytale Florida community built by Disney World has turned into a horror scene after cops discovered four bodies in the home of a missing former Connecticut family.

    A man identified by neighbors as the family-of-five?s dad ? who had reportedly been hit with an eviction notice for the home in Celebration three days before Christmas ? was hauled off in handcuffs Monday morning.

    ?We are in shock,? one of the residents, Marcelo Rodriguez, told the Orlando Sentinel. ?It?s terrible.?

    Frantic relatives of the family ? physical therapists Tony and Megan Todt and their three young kids, Alek, Tyler and Zoe, all formerly of Colchester, Conn., southeast of Hartford ? set up a Facebook page titled ?Looking For The Todt Family?? after the five went dark Jan. 6.

    ?Hello, I recognize them from living right around the corner. I?d say the last time I saw them was around Thanksgiving time and they were all walking the dog as a family,?? a woman wrote on the page. ?I thought that they just went away for the holidays because their blinds are all closed.??

    Alek?s worried teacher added, ?We last heard from him via text on Dec 16th. I last communicated with Megan on Dec. 13th. They are a beautiful family and we?re all praying for them.?

    But while some writers said they only knew the family as close-knit and happy, there appeared to have been signs of trouble.

    Tony Todt let his physical-therapy license expire in September, The Day of Connecticut said.

    Meanwhile, the couple had been slapped with an eviction notice Dec. 22, the site said.

    A woman wrote on the Todt relatives? Facebook page, ?Tony and Meg have been dear friends for years. I haven?t talked to him in awhile but I know the last few years have been rough for him. The last time I saw him in August I was concerned for him.??

    After a man was taken in cuffs from the home around 9 a.m. Monday, the page?s administrator wrote, ?I am so sorry to report that 4 bodies have been found (not identified) in celebration, Florida today. Tony is at the hospital. We have no further details and we will update you when we know more. Please pray for the family,?? Heavy.com said.

    Authorities have yet to identify the dead or the arrested man.

    But local Sheriff Russ Gibson told reporters, ?All parties involved with this investigation are accounted for.?

    The manufactured town, built by Disney on the outskirts of its famed entertainment hub, welcomed its first residents in 1996.

    ?Anyone would be forgiven for thinking they?d stepped onto the set of the original ?Stepford Wives? movie or ?The Truman Show? when they enter, news.com.au once wrote about the development.

    Disney sold the property to private investors in 2004, according to Clickorlando.com.


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    Curious to know the manner of death.


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    https://www.foxnews.com/us/connectic...picious-deaths

    The father of a missing Connecticut family has confessed to murdering his wife, three young children and dog after four bodies were discovered Monday inside a Florida home in a storybook community built on the outskirts of Disney World, authorities said Wednesday.

    Anthony Todt, 45, was charged with four counts of homicide in the deaths of his 42-year-old wife Megan and their three children: Alek, 13; Tyler, 11; and Zoe, 4, Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson told reporters at a news conference Wednesday afternoon. He also faces one count of animal cruelty for killing the family dog, Breezy.

    The victims died “sometime toward the end of December,” according to evidence and Todt’s statements, the sheriff said. He would not give their causes of death until the investigation is completed.

    The four bodies found in the Celebration, Fla., home on Monday belonged to Todt's 42-year-old wife, Megan Todt, and their three children, the sheriff said.

    Federal agents were trying to serve Todt with a federal warrant for his arrest on Monday in connection to the Connecticut case when they found him, and the bodies, inside the Celebration, Fla. home, Gibson said.

    As he was detained, Todt was rushed to a hospital after telling deputies he had ingested pills and talked about hurting himself, the sheriff said. He was released Wednesday morning and arrested.

    Todt was arrested after his release from the hospital Wednesday morning. He was charged with four counts of homicide and one count of animal cruelty, the sheriff said.

    Todt is expected to be transferred to Osceola County jail later Wednesday. His motive remains unclear.

    Gibson said the department conducted a welfare check on the home Dec. 29 but received no answer at the door and found nothing suspicious. A concerned family member had contacted the department because she was told the family had the flu and she had not heard from them in two days.

    He said deputies could do nothing more at the time because there was nothing suspicious that warranted deputies to enter the home.

    The family had lived in Colchester, Conn., before moving to Florida, where they rented the Celebration home on May 1, 2019, for one year.

    Court records show the couple was in the process of being evicted from the home after they allegedly failed to pay their monthly rent of $4,921 in December, the Orlando Sentinel and Hartford Courant reported.

    The family appeared to be facing mounting money troubles.

    Todt, a physical therapist, had his license to practice in Connecticut expire due to non-renewal in September, the papers reported. Todt commuted from Florida to his office in Westchester, Conn., where he also was facing eviction.

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    So he just continued living in the house with his dead family in it?!?

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    Answering my own question apparently he did live with the dead bodies for weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    Answering my own question apparently he did live with the dead bodies for weeks.
    Sorry, I missed your post. What kind of crazy do you have to be to live with decomposing bodies? We had a friend get killed once in a plane crash and they didn't find the bodies for like 2 days (summer in Texas so like 100 degrees) and for months after they took the bodies away you could still smell the decomp so strong that it made me want to throw up when we went out to the crash site to leave flowers. I can't imagine living with bodies in a house, even with the AC on...plus we've had an unusually warm winter here in Florida so it's been like 90 some days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    Sorry, I missed your post. What kind of crazy do you have to be to live with decomposing bodies? We had a friend get killed once in a plane crash and they didn't find the bodies for like 2 days (summer in Texas so like 100 degrees) and for months after they took the bodies away you could still smell the decomp so strong that it made me want to throw up when we went out to the crash site to leave flowers. I can't imagine living with bodies in a house, even with the AC on...plus we've had an unusually warm winter here in Florida so it's been like 90 some days.
    And it wasn’t just 1 dead body, it was 4, plus a dog. He would have to be nuts.

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    I read elsewhere Todt was a compulsive gambler. I guess they were so broke he couldn?t pay the electric bill.

    I haven?t seen any COD on the family members. That would be interesting to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    I read elsewhere Todt was a compulsive gambler. I guess they were so broke he couldn?t pay the electric bill.

    I haven?t seen any COD on the family members. That would be interesting to know.
    If he couldn't pay the electric bill, then no AC. I can't imagine how bad that house smelled. That landlord is REALLY going to regret renting to him. Yuck.

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    I don?t think he gambled. Just tried to screw over Medicaid and took out a bunch of loans for his business.

    His dad tried to kill his mom-twice. He shot her and poisoned her. Maybe murder runs in the family.

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