Twenty-five days after Trenton Duckett disappeared on August 27, police announce Trentonís mother Melinda Duckett is the prime suspect in the boyís disappearance. The day she reported him missing, Melinda threw away his food, toys, toy chest, sonogram, and baby pictures. The walls in his bedroom are repainted. Melinda was the last person to see Trenton when she alleged she safely tucked him into bed around 7 p.m. that evening, and then she went to watch a movie in another room with a friend. Around 9 p.m. that same night, she went to check on him and claimed she found him missing from his bed. The screen on his window cut open. When police arrived, Melinda immediately made police aware of the cut screen and of a threatening email that supposedly Trentonís father Joshua Duckett had written.
The email posted on Joshua Duckettís My Space account contained racial and death threats against Melinda Duckett. Police in Leesburg Florida confirm what computer experts have now verified that Melinda Duckett is responsible for writing the threatening email and hacking into Joshua Duckettís MySpace.com account to post it. The questions continued to pile up as Melinda continued to refuse to take a polygraph test, and refused to answer questions posed by both police and the media. Police confirm Melinda purchased a 20 Gauge shotgun prior to Trentonís disappearance.
Almost two weeks after Trenton disappeared, Melinda died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the home of her grandparents Billy and Nancy Eubanks. Several hand written suicide notes composed by Melinda are now police evidence. Melindaís grandmother has told the media that Melinda had not left the house that Friday, describing Melinda as exhausted, and worn out, nervous and heartbroken. Melinda Duckett was twenty-one years old. When she was little Melinda was adopted, and her adoptive parents live in the New York area. They came down for her funeral and then returned to New York. Melindaís grandparents have been very vocal in claiming the media pushed Melinda to suicide. One finds it almost surreal a mother would choose suicide unless there was no hope left in finding your child alive. There is always hope a child is alive, until the child is found otherwise.
Although clues continue to come in, the searches are still in progress, and America prays, nightly, there has been no sign of two-year-old Trenton Duckett. Joshua Duckett Trentonís father has cooperated fully with the police and although initially considered a suspect, due to the threatening email and past restraining order, Joshua has successfully passed a polygraph test. Trentonís father, Joshua is no longer a suspect. Joshua continues to search daily for his son Trenton. Let us find Trenton and bring him home to his fatherís waiting arms.
Despite the unanswered questions his estranged wifeís death has caused Joshua refuses to give up hope that Trenton is alive. Joshua Duckett does not believe Trentonís mother could actually hurt her son and hopes that Trenton is in the care of someone somewhere. If you know, where Trenton is or can help authorities fill in the hours and days prior to Trentonís disappearance please call your local authorities and help bring Trenton home.
Trenton I send you angels, angels above you, angels below you, angels all around you to keep you safe where ever you are we pray you are safe.