Three of the four family members allegedly killed by Florida father Anthony Todt had been stabbed and all were partially decomposed when investigators found their bodies, new documents reveal.
Todt, 44, has been charged with killing his wife Megan, 42, and their children Alek, 13, Tyler, 11 and Zoey, 4, along with their dog Breezy, in late December. Their bodies were found at their family home in the Disney-created community of Celebration, Florida earlier this month when Todt was arrested.
Investigative documents, obtained by Oxygen.com, have revealed that those bodies were found partially decomposed. When officers made contact with Todt on the day of the gruesome discovery, they say he initially told them that his wife was upstairs sleeping. Investigators wrote that they had to push the door open after obtaining an arrest warrant, and when they did, they observed a noticeable “foul smell.” Investigators yelled out for Megan, as did Anthony, but got no response.
When investigators searched the home, they found “four obviously deceased human bodies” in the family’s master bedroom, the documents state. Megan was found on the bed covered up with blankets in a state of “visible decomposition.” Zoey’s body was found wrapped in blankets at the foot of the bed. The two boys were found covered up and on top of mattresses which were on the floor of the master bedroom.
Megan and the two boys had been stabbed in the abdomen, according to the documents. Megan was stabbed twice and each boy was stabbed once, according to the arrest warrant obtained by Oxygen.com. As for Zoey, the warrant make it clear she wasn't stabbed, but they don't indicate how she was killed. It’s also unclear how the dog died.
The official cause of death for all four Todt family members is still listed as pending.
The arrest warrant also noted that as investigators discovered the bodies, “Anthony could barely stand and appeared to be shaking.” He allegedly told paramedics he took “an unknown amount of Benadryl in an attempt to commit suicide.”
Todt is being held without bond for four counts of first-degree murder and on $1,500 bond for an animal cruelty charge. He and his wife were both physical therapists who owned and operated two Family Physical Therapy locations in Colchester, Connecticut. He was reportedly under federal investigation for possible insurance fraud at the time of the killings, Click Orlando reports.
Todt also has experienced family violence before: his father hired someone to kill Todt’s mother, an attack that he supposedly witnessed firsthand when he was 4.
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