The Melinda and Trenton Duckett Story
Melinda and Trenton Duckett

A picture is said to say a 1000 words, this picture shows an absolutely beautiful time shared between Melinda and Trent. A Kodak moment if you will, a moment in time, so precious and one I wish we could turn back to.

Trenton Duckett went missing on August 27, 2006, during the evening hours. Melinda is said to have put Trenton to bed at 7:PM. He was reported as being abducted very early on in this case. The Leesburg police department stated

“In the 21 years I’ve been here, we have never been looking at anything like a potential abduction-type case where it may be a stranger,” Leesburg police Capt. Steve Rockefeller said. “We have had parent involvement, parent interference and other domestic-type situations. Obviously we are looking at all angles in this case and we just want to get Trenton home.”

If you read between the lines, it is clear the direction that the Leesburg PD thought this case would take. There was also news of Joshua Duckett the boys father James Duckett on death row early on and the fact that his own father was on death row. Joshua was took a polygraph early on (that was said to be favorable) and Melinda allegedly refused to take a polygraph.

On Sept. 4, 2006, the National Voice For Children received this email from Melinda Duckett.

YOUR INFORMATION IS WRONG, MY SON HAS NO MARK OVER HIS LEFT EYE, INFACT, HE HAS NO UNUSUAL MARKS WHATSOEVER.

THERE ARE NO UPDATES AS TO WHAT IS GOING ON, BUT THANK YOU FOR THIS POSTING.

The NVFC sent this email to Melinda in response.

The information on Trenton’s poster comes from the NCMEC, I can remove the mark that is mentioned. Please let me know if there is any way we can help get the word out more.

After looking at Trenton’s picture, there was clearly not a mole (Trenton has a small mark over his left eye) as the NCMEC poster mentioned, so this was removed from the poster that the NVFC put up for him.

I knew the email was legitimate and did come from Melinda, it was short and to the point, an outsider would have tried to be more convincing and i would expect a longer email.

What stood out to me was Melinda was concerned about her son’s appearance. The subject line was “MY SON”, all caps were used in her email, perhaps a mistake of leaving the lock on for caps. Her email did give an easy find to her Myspace account which was set to private.

Melinda Myspace

This is the one picture that Melinda had on her profile page, I was able to find several comments Melinda made. She did love her son, she referred to him as “Trent”, I had not heard this before.

I spoke with a detective today for the Leesburg PD and we were comparing notes on this case,I did feel that the FBI and local LE would have the information that I had, my call to them was to confirm this. They did call back and we went over the case and what I knew, they also knew these things which did not come as a surprise to me.

Melinda’s Myspace postings IMO show a very normal young mother and she did not appear to have any troubles. She did mention a few times her difficulties with holding down two jobs while taking care of Trent also. She also posted an invitation to Trent’s birthday party, it was held August 14, 2006, less than two weeks before he disappeared.
I have chosen not to link her Myspace page nor the pages to her comments on friends pages, I see Nancy Grace is showing her Myspace. NG transcripts here I will just leave it at that. The phone numbers were also x’ed out by me.

8/3/2006 1:59 PM

You are invited to Trenton Ducketts 2nd birthday party on Monday, August 14th, 2006. It will be held in Venetian Gardens at the playground, starting at five oclock. Bring as many friends and family members as you would like to and food will be served so bring a dish to pass.

This festivity will also include Melindas 21st birthday.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience.
Melinda: xxx-xxx-xxxx
Cara: xxx-xxx-xxxx

Or send message via myspace

Thank you.

8/13/2006 8:29 AM

HEY THERE, ARE YOU GUYS COMING TO TRENT’S BIRTHDAY PARTY? WE WOULD REALLY LIKE TO SEE YOU GUYS UNLESS YOU HAVE TO WORK OR SOMETHING.

Melinda on her life one month before Trent went missing MEE KEE ONG LEE

7/25/2006 2:46 AM

Workin and school….Trent and more work. That just about sums it up. The last month I’ve totally lost my social life so I’m trying desparately to reclaim some of it. 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your week though…weekends are always good to look forward to.

This is so hard, I don’t know what went wrong, Melinda did express difficulties with trying to do too much. Today Melinda Duckett is not with us anymore, her body was found at her grandparents home, cause of death has not been released but suicide will most likely turn out to be the cause of death.

well, not much to report, busy with work and ready to die from exhaustion. i can’t seem to find time to sleep anymore. i was thinking though, i may quite after a few months with my second job or the first, depending on how things go. we’ll see. honestly i want to keep both if i had more time to do school and take care of trent.

Melinda may have been selling a few things to get money for Trent’s birthday party, here is an end table she had on Yahoo, notice the day it was added, one day before the birthday party.

WHY CAN”T WE HAVE YESTERDAY?

If you read the invitation to Trenton’s birthday party, it is clear that she placed Trenton before herself, there is just a mere mention of her own birthday being celebrated at the same time. If you read over many of the cases here on this blog, you will find many parents that have abused their children, most of which have turned out to be murder. Melinda Duckett was not one of these parents. I do not know what went wrong and I hope that Trenton is healthy. Having a young child, working two jobs and going to school, is far too much pressure for a 21 year old girl to have. I feel sorry for Melinda and this will not change, I do not know that she had anything to do with Trenton’s disappearance.

I do know she loved very much a little boy named Trent and I wish she was alive today to share more moments like they shared “YESTERDAY”

Melinda and Trenton

The NVFC has a banner for Trenton, we encourage web sites to use it and hope Trenton can be found safe.


Trenton Duckett

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