Could Trenton Duckett Still Be Alive? Police Think So …


2 year old Trenton Duckett was reported missing on August 27, 2006. Trenton has not been seen since. His mother Melinda Duckett, who was a primary suspect in his disappearance committed suicide 9 days later. Now, nearly 3 months later police are saying that they believe Trenton Duckett may still be alive. We pray he is.

Read the rest at Missing & Exploited.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Could Trenton Duckett Still Be Alive? Police Think So …”

    1. Brenda T. on November 15th, 2006 12:28 pm

      Would explain Melinda’s parents and grandparent refusal to cooperate with police, or join the search effort in any way.

      I wonder if he is in NY or still local. Maybe she was meeting her parents at that restaurant.

      Truth is stranger than fiction…


    2. Richard on November 15th, 2006 12:39 pm

      Let’s hope that this is true for Trenton and for other missing persons, some of whom have gotten heavy coverage on this forum.

    3. Scared Monkeys on November 15th, 2006 1:10 pm

      I had always wondered whether Melinda Duckett had placed Trenton in one of those underground shelters for battered women and their children.

      It is possible. Her plan went arry when the case drew so much attention. One never knows.

      It is not like during Trenton’s 2 short years he was not used as a pawn by both parents against each parent.

      I do hope he is still alive.

    4. Brenda T. on November 15th, 2006 1:11 pm

      Here is the updates from the local paper Orlando Sentinal:

      Good breaking news!,0,2973351.story?coll=orl-home-headlines


    5. jojo on November 16th, 2006 12:16 am

      If he is alive, and I hope he is, they better find out why his mother committed suicide then. If Nancy bullied an innocent mother of a missing child so far that she killed herself there is a huge lawsuit coming. There seems to be way more to this story than anyone-in law enforcement or the family-is willing to talk about. Maybe they don’t want to talk-or maybe they can’t. Either way, this is a significant story and a positive turn.

    6. Brenda T. on November 16th, 2006 8:30 am


      She’s not innocent if:

      #1, she hid him from his father in an “underground” type of organization for this sort of thing.

      #2, she made false police reports regarding the “abduction”

      #3, she was running a porno sight (now we know where the money MAY have come from she left her grandparents)

      #4, she lied about her husband posting threats to her on My-Space…has been proven she did it herself.

      What more do you think? All Nancy Grace did was stand up to her. Melinda knew her story was falling apart, and if she commit suicide nearly immediately afterward, she knew all of her secret life was about to be public knowledge…THAT is what drove her to suicide.

      Yes, it is tragic. No one wants to see a baby girl born into this world and turn out like Melinda in the end. We all bear the evidence in life of our mistakes. Whether purposeful or accidental. We face it, or like Melinda…run forever from it (she chose the quickest way out).


    7. kay zee ess on November 16th, 2006 10:59 am

      Nancy Grace, in my own admittedly humble opinion, is neither a reporter nor journalist. The operative term I am thinking of here is shock-entertainer, along the lines of say a Jerry Springer(without the dance steps, of course).

      Putting a disturbed woman on the spot probably hampered authorities from finding the location or at least more details of that boy.

      Sometimes discretion is needed to help provide important clues and all Nancy accomplished was closing the door on that part of the investigation. What a piece of work she is!

      I hope that we may be able to recover from this shameless ratings grab and she can learn that there are things in life more important than ones’ ego, believe it or not.

    8. Brenda T. on November 16th, 2006 1:38 pm

      Kay zee ess, I appreciate your point of view, but remember Nancy Grace lost her fiance to murder. I believe the convicted person only got about 20 or 30 dollars from the crime! (Her fiance was either shot or stabbed to death…can’t remember.) It is what changed her mind from being a professor to a prosecuting attorney.

      Keep in mind MANY people think Natalie’s mom has gone too far. Well, both Nancy and Nat’s mom are following their hearts in an attempt to find truth. Her methods may at times be misguided, but I am 100% convinced the suicide would probably have occurred anyway. Just a bit later.

      Melinda was a criminal justice student and knew investigators would soon find out. Possibly, the interview did cause her to do this sooner, but not by much. She was determined to hurt her estranged husband as much as possible.


    9. kay zee ess on November 17th, 2006 8:06 am

      Brenda, Thank you for your response re Nancy Grace.

      Although I can empathsize with her unfortunate tragedy, it cannot be an excuse for vicious, intrusive or ignorant behavior when a cooler objective state of mind was so desperately needed, especially when the childs’ whereabouts is not known. All that accomplished, as witnessed, was hampering an investigation that may have led to the discovery of Trentons’ whereabouts and (hopefully) his safe return much, much sooner. Whether Melinda would still commit suicide later or not is actually moot, as the priority was, and still is, to find out what happened to Trenton. Nancy just made the task harder.

      Please, although you may attempt to compare Nancy Grace with the mother of Natalie Holloway, Beth Twitty, it is rather weak. Beth is on a personal crusade for justice, not ratings, and let’s face it, Nancy Grace MUST look for ratings to justify her media presence, just a fact of life.

      Beth, on the other hand is there whether cameras are rolling or not. There is no salary, bonus or perks for this brave mom whose relentless struggle does not cease when the cameras stop and the lights go out.

      If it seems that I panned Nancy Grace a little hard, it was only because Trenton was not yet found(whether alive or not), and there needed to be so much more to do to find him.

      Nancy, of course, is unrepentent, which leads me to suspect that somewhere down the road, she is ready to interfere in or hamper another case. Time will tell.

      I will still watch her from time to time, but with a different opinion of her than I had before this unfortunate chain of events.

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