Todt family remembered at candlelight vigil in Colchester

Chrissy Caplet, center right, sister of Anthony Todt, and her husband, Tim, during the vigil Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, for Megan Todt and her children, Alek, 13, Tyler, 11, and Zoe, 4, on the Colchester town green. Police say Anthony Todt has confessed to killing the family in Florida.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Hundreds of candles glowed in the hands of mourners Friday night as crowds gathered on the Colchester town green to honor the memories of Megan, Alek, Tyler and Zoe Todt.

Report: Todt family bodies were found wrapped in blankets and dead for weeks

Megan Todt and her children, Alek, Zoe and Tyler, are seen in this undated photo from Megan Todt's Facebook page.

The bodies of the Todt family were found wrapped in blankets and decomposing in a second-floor bedroom in the home the family rented, according to reports released Friday by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

ME says Todt family was likely dead for weeks

The Todt family is pictured in this undated photo. Police in Celebration, Fla., are investigating four deaths at the home of a couple, Anthony and Megan Todt, who own a Colchester physical therapy practice.  (

Megan Todt and her children were likely dead for weeks when their bodies were found in a home the family rented in Celebration, Fla., last week, according to a medical examiner.

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Todt stabbed wife and sons, police say; bodies found decomposing in bedroom

Megan Todt, and her children, Alek, Zoe and and Tyler are seen in this undated photo from Megan Todt's Facebook page.

Anthony Todt, who police say confessed last week to killing his family, stabbed his wife and two sons, according to preliminary autopsy results released Thursday.

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A common loon emerges from the water with a crab in its beak while searching for food Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in the waters of Stonington Harbor.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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