Although police have still not confirmed the identities of four people found deceased inside a Florida home on Monday, relatives of a missing family fear the worst.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department arrived at a home in Celebration, Florida, at 202 Reserve Place, on Monday morning. Shortly after their arrival, authorities announced they were “conducting a death investigation in the North Village area at Celebration.”
“Osceola County Sheriff’s Office responded to 202 Reserve Pl. in Celebration for a death investigation,” Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson, said. “This is an isolated incident and all parties involved with this death investigation are accounted for.”
Police cordoned a good portion of the street for hours. On Monday night, a coroner’s van arrived and brought several stretchers into the home. Four people were reportedly found dead, but investigators haven’t released their identities.
The Bulletin reports that Maj. Jacob Ruiz, a spokesperson for Osceola County Sheriff’s Department, confirmed that the names of the family and the suspect would not be released until the Medical Examiner’s office completes autopsies on the victims.
Court records indicate that the home had been occupied by Anthony “Tony” Todt and Megan Todt, who moved from Connecticut to Florida with their three children and dog.
Osceola County’s online court records also indicated that the couple was facing eviction from the home.
According to WESH TV, a man was arrested at the home on Monday afternoon. It’s still unclear who the man is. Neighbors reported seeing a man who lives in the home being ordered out by police at gunpoint.
Numerous family members posted on Facebook that the Todt couple, along with their three children, Alek, Tyler, and Zoe, are missing. According to the Facebook group, “Looking for the Todt Family,” Tony Todt was last heard from on January 6 via text.
Tony Todt reportedly commuted back and forth from Florida to Connecticut. He owns Family Physical Therapy in Colchester, Connecticut, but his license expired in September 2019. A sign on the front of his business indicated that they would return after January 1, but apparently the business has not reopened.
#Todtfamily – Flowers on the door of Tony Todt’s business in Colchester. Sign says they are closed until the 1st of the year, obviously we are more than 2 weeks past that now. @FOX61News pic.twitter.com/LAjT7Jih0y
— Ashley Afonso (@AshleyAfonso) January 14, 2020
Dr. Priya Tandon, who has a medical practice in the same building as Family Physical Therapy, told CTPost that Todt’s employees revealed that they had not been paid. Further, FBI agents arrived at the Family Physical Therapy in December. The landlord of the building reportedly said that the agents were “investigating.”
Neighbor Connie McGarian told FOX 35 that a couple and three children lived in the Reserve Place home. She said the children were polite and the family seemed “perfect.”
A few neighbors posted on the Facebook group that they last saw the family in mid-November. Another neighbor said they saw the family in mid-December, leaving in a packed vehicle. They said they figured that the family was likely leaving town for the holidays.
The story is developing. Check back for updates.
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[Feature Photo: Todt Family/Facebook]