Officers have recalled encountering a ‘strong foul odor’ when entering the Disney home of a man who killed his wife and three kids before cops discovered their bodies wrapped up in blankets, according to new police records obtained by DailyMail.com.
Police entered the home of Anthony Todt on January 13 and found the decomposing bodies of his wife Megan and three children Alek, Tyler and Zoe, wrapped in blankets at their home in Celebration, Florida, – a gated community designed and developed by Disney.
An officer remarked in a report that ‘sticking out of the blankets was a foot that was black and blue in color’, as Todt is believed to have lived with the rotting bodies for at least two weeks.
The 44-year-old is charged with four counts of murder, as well as animal cruelty for also killing the family dog Breezy.
Included in the trove of documents were 911 calls that reveal Todt’s sister had called the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office several times, as well as an FBI agent who was investigating Todt for fraud in Connecticut.
The sister also revealed Megan made a remark that ‘the world was ending on the 28th’. No one had heard from the family in weeks, as Todt claimed everyone was sick with the flu.
Anthony Todt was charged with murder for killing his wife Megan and three children Alek, Tyler and Zoe and dog in Celebration, Florida – living with the bodies for at least two weeks. Police records released on Friday reveals the gruesome scene police walked into on January 13, first encountering ‘a strong foul odor’ when entering the home
In a 911 call, Todt’s sister revealed Megan (pictured) made a remark that ‘the world was ending on the 28th’. No one had heard from the family in weeks, as Todt claimed everyone was sick with the flu
Police entered the home (pictured) of Todt on January 13 and found the decomposing bodies wrapped in blankets at their home in Celebration, Florida, – a gated community designed and developed by Disney
Todt confessed to the killings last week as it emerged he had stabbed his wife and sons Alek, 13, Tyler, 11, repeatedly. It is not clear how he killed four-year-old Zoe.
Police are yet to pinpoint his motive for the killings but he was drowning in debt in both his home and business, and was being evicted.
When police went to the home on January 13, they noted Todt was barely able to stand and was shaking.
It later emerged that Todt tried to end his own life by overdosing on Benadryl after the murders.
The 44-year-old is charged with four counts of murder, as well as animal cruelty for also killing the family dog Breezy
An officer noted: ‘I could smell a foul odor that I suspected was something or someone deceased.’
Todt told officials Megan was upstairs sleeping, but when police called out her name, they received no response.
An officer went up to the master bedroom and said they saw ‘a person was laying on the bed covered with blankets.
‘I pushed the door open further and observed two persons laying on mattresses on the floor covered up.
‘I then approached the person that was covered up on the bed… I removed the blanket and observed the person was obviously deceased due to the body starting to decompose.’
Officers note that they immediately found the bodies of Megan and the two young boys, then after looking further, found Zoe’s body wrapped in a blanket at the feet of her mother.
The Orlando office of the Medical Examiner released a preliminary autopsy report showing that doctors have yet to determine the cause of the family members’ deaths.
Anthony Todt with his three children and their dog. Police found the bodies in the family home on Monday but were unable to definitively identify them until Wednesday
The reports also note small stab wounds, 3.2 X 1.1 centimeters for Megan.
According to Alek’s report, he suffered a 5.9 X 3 cm stab wound. His body had a brown-green color as decomposition set in and his feet were mummified.
Tyler, the reports show, suffered a stab wound 10.7X2.1 centimeters in size. His eyes, the medical examiner noted, were collapsed because of the decomposition.
Zoe’s autopsy showed no obvious signs of injury.
The medical examiner will not determine a cause of death until lab results on bodily fluids are known, possibly in up to two months.
Police had pushed for the affidavit to remain under seal.
It remains unknown exactly when Todt committed the murders.
Todt is in police custody. Many of the details of the crimes remain unknown.
He witnessed his a hit man trying to murder his mother, at the request of his father, 40 years ago.
Police first visited the family home on December 29 after a relative called, saying they were concerned after being told they had the flu. Police have suggested he was replying to texts, telling people that the family was unwell.
The family was about to get evicted from the house, which they rented for $5,000 a month from a landlord who lives down the street
It is not known if he was doing so as himself or if he was pretending to be his wife and using her phone.
Meanwhile, neighbors and residents in Celebration still wonder why Todt killed the family then lived with the corpses for more than a week before he was arrested by Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies.
Details are scant after the sheriff’s office convinced a judge to seal the arrest affidavit when Todt was charged with four counts of premeditated murder and animal cruelty.
Todt was heavily indebted to financial institutions and was under investigation for bilking Medicaid for services to patients who didn’t exist.
The family was about to get evicted from the house, which they rented for $5,000 a month from a landlord who lives down the street.
Bobbie Sedwick became music teacher to the two Todt boys in September 2018 and would teach at their home twice a week. She taught her last lesson to the children on December 12.
Sedwick tells DailyMail.com that she received a text from Megan on December 30 telling her the classes would start again on the second week of January. She never heard from her again.
‘I don’t think Megan knew about any of the massive debt or fraud charges,’ Sedwick said. ‘Life was normal as it always had been. There were no red flags in behavior in her, the kids, or Tony for that matter.’