Looking For The Todt Family

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.

Produced by The Day.

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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...
April 7, 2021
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 todtpodcast@theday.com.
March 31, 2021
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, unt...
March 24, 2021
Episode 10 will be delayed until next week due to an unexpected development.
March 17, 2021
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...
March 11, 2021
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 ...
March 3, 2021
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.
February 24, 2021
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...
February 17, 2021
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 year...
February 10, 2021
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 fal...
February 3, 2021

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