Melinda Duckett Found Dead, Mother of Missing Trenton Duckett


The Trenton Duckett missing person’s case just took a turn for the bizarre. Melinda Duckett, the mother of 2 year old missing Trenton Duckett was found dead today in a car in her grandparents driveway.

UPDATE: Mother of missing Leesburg toddler took her own life

Full story at Missing & Exploited.

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    18 Responses to “Melinda Duckett Found Dead, Mother of Missing Trenton Duckett”

    1. Michele on September 14th, 2006 10:50 pm

      I believe that she did something to that boy. And as I mother, if I thought there was even a hope that my son was alive and coming home, I would not commit suicide no matter what anyone was asking me…. Perhaps she felt as though everyone knew the truth by Nancy Grace’s line of questioning and probably the police too and that she knew it was only a matter of time that she would be found out. Going to jail for the rest of your life as a mother who killed her baby, if far worse that killing yourself. (speaking from a mothers point of view. Susan Smith ring a bell…. This woman had NO emotion, never cried, wouldn’t answer questions that could help find her child. SOMETHING IS WRONG HERE.

    2. mark on September 14th, 2006 11:58 pm

      i think most of america is delighted that she killed herself and greatful to nancy grace-i am overjoyed

    3. John Smith on September 15th, 2006 1:14 am

      You people are sick. America should not be delighted anybody committed suicide. This site is lame. Nancy Grace should be sued. Who knows what happened. Armchair lawyers, wannabe investigators.

    4. Patrick on September 15th, 2006 1:20 am

      Wow. Do you people realize how stupid this sounds. Sure, there is evidence that points to the fact that she may have had something to do with it. Sure she could have killed her son. Key word there, COULD. Since when does the media have the right to rip your life apart on tv. How the hell would you feel if this happened to you and you didn’t do it. Then you have a ratings whore like nancy grace turn the attention of the entire nation at YOU so her retarded show gets more viewers, it’s the same crap she always does. I personally HATE the way she handles almost every case she brings to her show. She’s SO biased all the time, and that is dangerous, what happened to innocent until PROVEN guilty. All she does is incite her viewers to share her views and call down the hammer. It’s utterly ridiculous. Do I think Melinda Duckett killed or had something to do with the kidnapping of her son? Maybe, i don’t really know, and guess what, neither does Nancy Grace or any of you. So stop judging others, help in what way you can, or shut the hell up.

    5. Mark S. on September 15th, 2006 4:15 am

      Seriously…she was asked where she was by a talk show host…then she killed herself…

      Yes…let’s sue the talk show host.

      She was dragged against her will to this talk show?
      She wasn’t aware Nancy Grace was a procecutor?

      You are the same people that blame McDonalds for your kids being fat when your driving the car and order for them in the drive thru…

      Sue her….lol

      Ever heard of personal responsibility?
      This country needs to find some…the terrorists are laughing at our weakness….can we sue them too…or how about the Bush administration for causing the whole thing?

      I sure hope we drop all this politically correct crap soon and start taking care of business…quit blaming others

    6. m jackson on September 15th, 2006 10:42 am

      She could have committed suicide because she couldn’t handle the stress of her child who had gone missing. I am not saying she didn’t do it, but there is no proof she did either. Nancy Grace went too far, as usual. The main focus needs to be finding the little boy and not worrying about why this woman committed suicide.

    7. Susan on September 15th, 2006 10:54 am

      M Jackson,
      That is what Nancy Grace is trying to find the boy/Trenton, nothing else. When any loving mother loses a child they will do everything and I will say it again….EVERYTHING possible to help locate their child. Why was Melinda holding back in answering Nancy Grace’s questions…why did she refuse to take a lie-detector test….and Now kill herself. Her husband went thru the same grilling but coopoerated and didnt kill himself. Why is the world so sorry for Melinda???????? Isnt it obvious that she felt pressure for becoming a suspect and couldnt handle it for she was guilty of something she couldnt face?

      This may sound awlful..but she should have just killed herself……and left Trenton for someone else to raise..

      What a a waist..!!!!!! Poor Trenton…innocent Trenton our hearts go out to you.

    8. beentheredone on September 15th, 2006 11:58 am

      One less life-sentence prisoner for the taxpayer’s to support!

    9. John Smith on September 15th, 2006 12:05 pm

      It would be great if Mark S. could define what “taking care of business” means. Does this mean letting an egomaniacal talk show host influence others/and the case by her vendetta against “the guilty” because her boyfriend was murdered previously? She is John Walsh on steroids! Sued maybe,Innocent until proven Guilty definitely. She comes from an Asian culture-not all people react the same/display emotion/break down. Maybe that is why she took her own life, because she bottled it all inside. Everybody hopes the boy is found safely. Keep the focus on him, he is the victim. The mother was troubled, but we don’t know if she harmed him or not. To Susan, no things are not obvious, if they were, the case would be solved. Mark S. says stop blaming others, but you sure do start blaming everyone else. Personal responsibility? The whole country needs some? No, the country needs some people that can think on a deeper level and not rush to judgment. I am glad you find opportunity to laugh out loud after one of your fellow citizens killed herself and may be in the end, not be guilty as you have deemed her. No one can say how they would react after being grilled by the “Queen of Know-It-Alls” Nancy Grace. The whole thing is a shame.

    10. Norma H on September 15th, 2006 5:06 pm

      Her actions may seem bizarre to many of us, but we don’t know the truth. It’s also ridiculous to try and blame someone like Nancy Grace for her suicide. This case has so many twists and turns and anyone trying to follow it keeps making wrong turns because of it. Our focus should be on this little innocen boy who is still missing. Our focus should always be on children first. Even if Melissa is guilty of doing something to her son, she’s dead! She know has to face her judgement by the One and only Almighty powerful. Let’s just pray that this baby is found and returned to safeground.

    11. Corina T on September 16th, 2006 1:47 am

      I believe in “innocent until proven guilty,” what I don’t believe is that Nancy Grace (whom I really don’t care for) is responsible for this woman’s suicide. I’ve never been a juror and I no little about the law, but it doesn’t take one or the other to know that this woman had something to do with her child’s disappearance. I am a mother of two…3 years ago, my 5 year old son fell from the bed and cut his forehead. ‘Til this day, I remember every detail from the moment I picked him up, what he was wearing, how I felt, how he cried, how we rushed him to the hospital, etc. You better believe that if my child (God forbid) went missing, I would do anything possible and recap every little detail over and over until he is found. I’m not one to judge, but I’ve heard the facts and the fact is that this woman had issues. I don’t feel sorry for people who commit suicide…that’s just the easy way out. I do, however, pray that this little boy is found…dead or alive.

    12. Cammie on September 19th, 2006 11:01 am

      I agree that as a Mother, you will do anything possible to find your missing child including taking a lie detector test and answering all questions humanly possible. Yes she was unemotional and yes she refused to take the lie detector and to me that says something about this woman. I realize that people react differently but rarely do they act unattached when their only child is missing and possibly dead. I also do not think Nancy Grace should be blamed for Melinda’s duckett’s suicide. Yes she was under pressure for a REASON…GUILT. If you do not want to be under scutiny do not agree to go on a talk show with a prosecutor. Nancy Grace did nothing wrong except try to get the answere to where this PRECIOUS CHILD is. Remember this child is the innocent one…. NOT MELINDA
      Cammie Central Florida

    13. mISSING mELINDA on September 22nd, 2006 12:00 pm

      Rule #1 Never, EVER cooperate with the COPS. Period.

      Rule #2 Read Rule #1.

      Cooperate with the cops and you will get hung out to dry. Melinda did the right thing not cooperating with those back woods country bumkin Leesburg cops. Last time i checked, a person was presumed INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty.

      Now that the scumbag leesburg Cops drove Mindy to her death, they take the easy way out and point the fingers! Donut Munchin Scumbags!

    14. Shumei Hsu on September 23rd, 2006 2:44 pm

      I am so glad there are still rational people here that didn’t blame Nancy Grace for Melinda’s suicide. That’s so rediculous to blame Nancy Grace just because Melinda killed herself after the interview. (if one of your friend suicide after talking to you, are you therefore to be responsible for his(her) death?)

      Maybe humain behaviour tend to stand by the weaker side (Melinda, because she killed herself) and turn blind to all the facts and all the logic thinking(there is no logic between Nancy Grace and Melinda’s suicide, it’s like someone thinks he(she) fell on the floor today because he(she) didn’t follow God’s will yesterday)

    15. Rose on September 26th, 2006 9:50 am

      Innocent parents do not refuse to cooperate in some fashion with law inforcement to help find their missing child. If she was afraid to be harassed by them, then she could have sat down with her lawyer, prepared a written deposition stating her whereabouts & any important info that may help assist in finding Trenton. She was evasive, unfeeling, & clearly had something to hide. There is no direct evidence YET that she had anything to do with Trenton’s dissappearance, but there is a whole lot of circumstantial evidence to suggest she is involved someway. Surely the police & FBI know more than what we the public knows.
      Why would a Mom kill herself when her child needed her, unless Mom knew her child would never come home?
      Why did she kill herself with her grandparents shotgun? In their home, for them to discover, rather elsewhere in her car?
      Where was HER trusty shotgun, the one she took out with her son the day that nobody saw her son?
      If she gave details about that day, maybe someone where she went could confirm he was still alive. Was she afraid the details would show the truth & she would be exposed?
      Why on earth would she be throwing away pictures, toys, snacks, & ultrasound pic of Trenton?
      Why did she hack into her husband’s myspace account to try to set him up? Was she already planning this crime ahead of time?
      Hopefully, Trenton will be found soon, so he can rest in peace. Unfortunately, I do not think it looks good that he will be found alive.

    16. SG on December 18th, 2006 1:41 am

      Does everyone forget that Melinda was cooperating with the FBI and not the cops? Florida is a racist state and Josh did not suffer the same grilling. He has been shown as this sweet guy in the media.

    17. donl on February 27th, 2010 9:49 pm

      I have never heard of Melinda Duckett and don’t know the story about her missing son.

      Don’t care much for NG, but wouldn’t say that she is to blame for anything anybody else does.

      Free will.

    18. melclay1 on September 18th, 2012 12:44 pm

      point is….all hope of ever knowing what happened to this sweet baby….probably died with his mother. It’s closure that the family will seek and probably never get. Nancy Grace should be sued. TWICE. She has hindered a police investigation.

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