Florida man who lived with bodies of wife and 3 kids after alleged murders says he doesn’t remember a thing
Anthony Todt, the 44-year-old father of three from Florida, who killed his family inside their Disney townhome and lived with their mummified bodies for days, reportedly told a relative that he has no memory of the killings. Todt, while speaking on a jailhouse phone call, added that he also does not have any memory of the weeks preceding or following the "events," reports state.
Todt was apprehended on January 14, days after he allegedly brutally slaughtered his family at their home in Celebration, Florida, a community developed by Disney. He reportedly lived with their bodies for at least two weeks before the news came to light. Todt, who is likely to face the death penalty for the heinous crime, is suspected of carrying out the killings shortly after New Year's Day after holing up in his home with his family's rotting bodies for two weeks. Todt, his wife Megan, 42, and their three children Alex, 13, Tyler, 11, and Zoe, 4, were reported missing on January 6 from the gated community of 7,400 people, located on the outskirts of Disney Hollywood Studios theme park.
The 44-year-old's conversation from prison in February was recently released by prosecutors in Florida, along with pictures of the crime scene and evidence pictures, showing blood-stained knives and children's clothing. His interviews with police officers who found the bodies of his wife and children were also released.
An autopsy conducted on the bodies of the victims in April revealed that the suspect's wife and three children were killed by "unspecified violence" combined with overdoses of Benadryl, also known as diphenhydramine.
Todt, who has been in the Osceola County Jail from the time of his arrest, in a jailhouse conversation on February 27, told a family member that he does not remember what happened during the time between Christmas and his first week in prison. "I don’t remember coming here. I don’t remember anything after the events that happened, that kind of stuff," he said in the 17-minute call released on Monday, May 4, the Daily Mail reported.
"I want you to know a couple of things. That I absolutely loved, honored, and obeyed Megan through everything," he continued. "Because a lot of things will come out, I can’t talk about it right now." Todt told the relative that on "the night everything happened" he fell asleep searching the condo for a silver Mickey Mouse necklace that his daughter wanted. He said that after failing to find the necklace, he slept "and let’s just leave it at that."
"I have no idea what I told investigators because [inaudible]," he added on the call. "Just know that I will protect Megan’s dignity until the very end." Authorities had said that Todt confessed to killing his family following his arrest. He, however, did remember he was wearing his crucifix with his mother's ring dangling from the chain when he was arrested.
The Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office also released a cache of crime scene and evidence pictures, showing knives stained with blood and clothing belonging to Alex and Tyler, including their shorts, pants, and T-shirts, stained dark brown. Reports state that at the time the boys were found, they were believed to be wearing their rosaries.
Todt's interview with three responding officers detailed that when he was asked about his wife, he told them that Megan was sleeping, and called out her name "like she was alive." Officials also described the moment they found Todt's sons laying on the mattresses on the floor. The cops said that when they lifted the blankets, they saw that the children's bodies had turned completely black, making it difficult for them to discern any signs of trauma.
Todt was charged and indicted with four counts of first-degree capital murder and an animal cruelty charge for killing the family's dog, Breezy. It is not yet clear exactly how he murdered Breezy. Prosecutors are now seeking a death penalty for the brutal murders.