Aleksander “Alek” J. Todt (age 13), Tyler J. Todt (age 11), and Zoe Todt (age 4) were murdered by their father, Anthony Todt. Todt also killed his wife, Megan Todt, and the family dog Breezy. The children were homeschooled.
The Todts lived in Colchester, Connecticut, where Anthony Todt maintained a successful physical therapy business and Megan Todt was an active and respected participant in the local homeschooling community. Alek and Tyler were both musically skilled and in July 2019 they attended the Annie Moses Summer Music Festival. Megan homeschooled her children in both Connecticut and Florida; it appears that Zoe attended a Florida Montessori school.
Around 2016, the family moved to Florida, maintaining the Connecticut business; however, at some point Anthony Todt acquired major debts and began defrauding Medicaid. His physical therapy license expired on September 30, 2019, his Connecticut business closed suddenly around Thanksgiving, and landlords for the Connecticut business and the Florida home began eviction proceedings. In late December 2019 or early January 2020, Connecticut family members became concerned that they had not heard from the Todts for some time; apparently Megan Todt had said “the world was ending on the 28th.” Police visited the Florida home on December 29 and January 9 but were not able to enter. They finally entered the home on January 13, 2020, where they found Anthony Todt and the decomposing bodies of his family members concealed in a bedroom; they were estimated to have been dead for two weeks. Todt was charged with murder and animal cruelty.
Date: December 2019
Location: Celebration, Florida