A man has confessed to killing his wife with whom he had three kids and their family dog after owing creditors $100,000.
Anthony Todt , a therapist, killed his wife Megan, kids Zoe, Tyler and Alex in mid December and stayed indoors with the bodies for several days. They bodies were found after Police conduct a welfare search through the gated Celebration Disney Community owned by Hollywood with about 7,400 people.
Neighbors said they haven’t seen nor heard from the family throughout the holiday season as Mr Todt refused to give details of how and when he slaughtered his family.
The manner in which 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 who resides outside of the State of Florida to check the well-being of the Todt family because she had been told they had the flu, and she had not heard from them for two days’ .
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 returned to the physical therapist’s home on Monday – a day after 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’.
‘Deputies discovered four deceased individuals inside,’ Sheriff Russ Gibson said.
Todt was arrested at gunpoint in front of shocked neighbors. Police added that Todt was taken to hospital after taking pills and making comments about harming himself.
Todt cooperated with the police and confessed killing his 42 years old wife Meghan Todt and three kids.