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Police: Woman, 3 kids killed by dad were likely dead in Florida house week before being found

Police: Woman, 3 kids killed by dad were likely dead in Florida house week before being found
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Police: Woman, 3 kids killed by dad were likely dead in Florida house week before being found
A man has confessed to killing his wife, three kids and the family dog inside a Celebration home, authorities said.Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said Wednesday that Anthony Todt has been arrested on multiple counts of homicide and one count of animal cruelty. Deputies said the identities of the bodies have not been positively identified, but investigators strongly believe they are Anthony Todt’s wife, Megan Todt, and the couple’s three kids, Alek, 13, Tyler, 11, and Zoe, 4. The family dog, Breezy, was also dead inside the house, deputies said. After he was taken into custody, deputies said they took Anthony Todt to the hospital. They said he'd taken some pills and made comments about possibly harming himself, deputies said.The sheriff said that Todt confessed to the slayings and was cooperating with detectives.Investigators believe he killed his family sometime in late December. Gibson said that on Jan. 9, federal agents contacted the Osceola County Sheriff's Office regarding an investigation involving Anthony Todt that had originated in Connecticut. Deputies said they made several attempts over the weekend to talk to him and the family, but were not successful.The bodies were found when deputies went to the home on Reserve Place to help federal authorities in arresting Todt. It was not the first time deputies had been to the home. On Dec. 29, Gibson said deputies went to the house after a request for a well-being check. A person had called deputies and said they thought the family was struggling with the flu. Deputies said nothing suspicious was noted at the home. Gibson said it is possible the family was already dead when the well-being check was made. Todt and his wife owned Family Physical Therapy in Colchester, Connecticut. Locals called it a popular place for sports medicine, especially for young athletes. A sign on the door Tuesday says it will reopen in the new year.The couple has also owned a Kissimmee condo since 2005 and has lived on and off in Florida and Connecticut. Anthony Todt also operated another business out of the couple’s physical therapy building called Performance Edge Sports, which has been under investigation by the Connecticut Attorney General's Office. "The Office of the (Connecticut) Attorney General can confirm we have an open False Claims Act investigation into Anthony Todt. Beyond that, we are unable to comment or provide further details," a spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Office said.

A man has confessed to killing his wife, three kids and the family dog inside a Celebration home, authorities said.

Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said Wednesday that Anthony Todt has been arrested on multiple counts of homicide and one count of animal cruelty.

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Deputies said the identities of the bodies have not been positively identified, but investigators strongly believe they are Anthony Todt’s wife, Megan Todt, and the couple’s three kids, Alek, 13, Tyler, 11, and Zoe, 4. The family dog, Breezy, was also dead inside the house, deputies said.

After he was taken into custody, deputies said they took Anthony Todt to the hospital. They said he'd taken some pills and made comments about possibly harming himself, deputies said.

The sheriff said that Todt confessed to the slayings and was cooperating with detectives.

Investigators believe he killed his family sometime in late December.

Gibson said that on Jan. 9, federal agents contacted the Osceola County Sheriff's Office regarding an investigation involving Anthony Todt that had originated in Connecticut. Deputies said they made several attempts over the weekend to talk to him and the family, but were not successful.

The bodies were found when deputies went to the home on Reserve Place to help federal authorities in arresting Todt.

It was not the first time deputies had been to the home.

On Dec. 29, Gibson said deputies went to the house after a request for a well-being check. A person had called deputies and said they thought the family was struggling with the flu.

Deputies said nothing suspicious was noted at the home. Gibson said it is possible the family was already dead when the well-being check was made.

Todt and his wife owned Family Physical Therapy in Colchester, Connecticut. Locals called it a popular place for sports medicine, especially for young athletes. A sign on the door Tuesday says it will reopen in the new year.

The couple has also owned a Kissimmee condo since 2005 and has lived on and off in Florida and Connecticut.

Anthony Todt also operated another business out of the couple’s physical therapy building called Performance Edge Sports, which has been under investigation by the Connecticut Attorney General's Office.

"The Office of the (Connecticut) Attorney General can confirm we have an open False Claims Act investigation into Anthony Todt. Beyond that, we are unable to comment or provide further details," a spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Office said.