On January 13, 2020, four bodies were found inside a home in Celebration, Florida – a small community near Disney World. The bodies were those of Megan Todt, 42, a stay-at-home mom, yoga instructor, and former physical therapist, and her children, Alek Todt, 13, Tyler Todt, 11, and Zoe Todt, 4. They had all been drugged with Benadryl and Megan, Alek, Tyler, and Breezy, the family’s dog, had been stabbed. According to the medical examiner, they had been dead for weeks. Tony Todt, Megan’s husband and the children’s father, was found inside the home with their bodies. He was arrested and charged with murder. This podcast explores every facet of this case, from Tony’s violent family history to the FBI investigation surrounding Tony’s healthcare fraud, the murders themselves, and Tony’s revelations, and accusations, from jail. It also will follow the case through Tony Todt’s trial.
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First episode coming on January 13, 2021. The podcast explores every facet of the case, from Tony Todt’s violent family history to the FBI Investigation underway prior to the murders, the murders themselves, and Tony’s revelations from jail plus it follows the case through Tony’s trial. From the producers of Case Unsolved.
1 min 43 sec
A seemingly happy family from small town Connecticut goes missing. At first, relatives thought that the Todt family was sick with the flu. Then, when no one could reach them, people speculated that the Todts had "gone off the grid" on vacation or on the run. They soon learned that the truth was much worse than that. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Podbean For all of our coverage of the Todt family murders, visit https://www.lookingforthetodtfamily.com
Friends and family were not the only ones looking for Tony Todt. On January 13, 2020, federal agents went to the Todt family's home in Celebration, Fla., to arrest Tony on charges of healthcare fraud. When they entered the house, they made a disturbing discovery. To see crime scene photos and autopsy reports, visit https://www.theday.com/podcasts-by-the-day/20210120/episode-2---bedroom-upstairslookingforthetodtfamily.com.
45 min 26 sec
Tony and Megan Todt were high school sweethearts. Tony was voted most likely to succeed by his classmates. Friends described Megan as a ray of sunshine. Yearbook photos, text messages and social media posts portrayed a perfect, happy loving couple. No one who knew Tony and Megan can make any sense of the tragedy. More photos, episodes and stories at www.lookingforthetodtfamily.com
48 min 7 sec
Before he was arrested on murder charges, Tony Todt was a man deep in debt and in trouble with the law. A federal health care fraud investigation into his physical therapy practices found a brazen false claims scheme. Patients and employees of Tony recall a visit from the FBI to Tony's offices and the unceremonious end of Family Physical Therapy, with Tony fleeing to Florida. For more stories, photos and videos, visit www.lookingforthetodtfamily.com
37 min 19 sec
Almost 40 years before Tony Todt was charged with killing his wife and children, his father Robert Todt was convicted of hiring someone to kill his wife Loretta, Tony’s mother. Tony was just four years old and was home the night his mother was shot in their home in Pennsylvania. Loretta was shot in the face but survived. Robert, who still maintains his innocence, reflects on how this traumatic event led to his son’s fate and recalls the details of his own arrest and trial. For more stories, photos and videos, visit www.lookingforthetodtfamily.com
48 min 29 sec
The murders of the Todt family in the Disney-developed town of Celebration, Florida, impacted a community once founded on neighborly engagement. Some Celebration residents saw the tragedy as a wake-up call, a reminder that darkness may be present behind the happy facades we see on the outside. Scenes from the public memorial service in Celebration Video of the special prayer service at Community Presbyterian Church
46 min 29 sec
We hear Tony's voice for the first time, in a series of phone calls from jail to his sister. Tony says he was not there the night of the murders, and places the blame on someone else.
36 min 32 sec
On June 19, 2020, Tony wrote a letter from jail to his father, Robert Todt. In 27 hand-written pages, he catches Robert up on his family's lives leading up to the murder, and describes the night they died in great detail. Tony also says he is innocent of both the murders and the health care fraud, and lays the blame on someone else. To see the full letter in PDF format, visit the episode page at https://www.theday.com/podcasts-by-the-day/20210303/episode-8---letter-part-1
43 min 11 sec
In the second half of the 27-page letter Tody Todt sent from jail to his estranged father, Tony describes what he found when he returned home the morning after his children were killed. To read Tony's letter in its entirety, visit the episode page at https://www.theday.com/podcasts-by-the-day/20210311/episode-9---letter-part-2
37 min 58 sec
Episode 10 will be delayed until next week due to an unexpected development.
After reporting on this story for more than a year, there is still a lot we don't know. We have been unable to speak with the only person who knows for sure what happened inside 202 Reserve Place, until now. If you have questions for a Q&A episode with Taylor and Sten, send us a voice memo or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
40 min 59 sec
Next week, Taylor and Sten will be answering questions from the audience. If you have a question, send us a voice memo or an email at email@example.com.
We asked you to send us your questions about the case, and you sent us quite a few. Sten and Taylor talk about what we know, what we don't know, and how reporting on this story affected them. If you have a question, send us a voice memo or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
57 min 43 sec