‘Pray for the whole family’: Hundreds attend vigil slain Colchester wife, children

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COLCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — A vigil was held in Colchester on Friday night to remember a family killed in a Florida home.

Hundreds gathered with candles or flashlights to light the night sky in honor of the Todt family.

Related: Autopsy results reveal Colchester family members found dead in Florida home sustained stab wounds

Authorities said Anthony Todt stabbed his wife, 42-year-old Megan, his 13-year old son, Aleksander, and his 11-year-old son, Tyler. However, authorities are not saying if that’s how they died.

An autopsy did not find stab wounds on Todt’s 4-year-old daughter, Zoe. The family was found dead in their home near Disney World earlier in January; however, officials think they actually died last month.

“Nothing bad to say about him; the man got sick and we need to pray for the whole family,” Charlotte, a Colchester resident said. “His children and wife were wonderful, those children were brilliant.”

“I think the community is sticking together, all of us, and it’s helping,” said Caterina Nozzolini. “Helping people to heal because everybody is grieving. Everybody.”

Authorities said Todt has confessed to the crimes. He was arrested and charged with premeditated murder.

Related: Former Colchester man saw his mother’s attempted murder 40 years before confessing to killing his own wife, kids

The family was being evicted from their Florida home. They sold their home in Connecticut a couple of years ago.

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