COLCHESTER, Conn. (WTIC) -- Florida officials say former Connecticut resident Tony Todt confessed to killing his wife and three children in Celebration, Florida.
According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, police were called to the home at 2002 Reserve Place to assist federal agents with the Department of Health and Human Services in serving an arrest warrant for Todt on Jan. 13.
Police say that deputies on scene made contact with Todt in the home, along with federal agents, and he was immediately detained.
While police conducted a safety check of the home, they discovered four dead individuals.
Police say he confessed to killing his wife and three children. The medical examiner determined their cause of death to be homicide, but specifics on how they died were not given. Todt has been charged with multiple counts of homicide and one count of felony animal cruelty.
From the initial investigation, including Todt’s statements, police believe the victims have been dead since the end of December.
Officials identified his wife as 42-year-old Megan Todt. Their three children were identified as 13-year-old Alex Todt, 11-year-old Tyler Todt, and 4-year-old Zoe Todt. Police also say Todt killed the family dog.
Police say while the bodies have not officially been identified, based on the investigation they strongly believe the bodies to be Megan, Alex, Taylor, and Zoe.
Todt was said to have taken some pills and was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.