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WHERE IS TRENTON DUCKETT?

It has been a year since the disappearance of  Trenton Duckett but sadly investigators still cannot say where the Leesburg, Florida toddler is.

Trenton’s mother, Melinda Duckett, reported him missing.  She said she went into his bedroom Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 9 p.m. and found him gone. 

When police arrived at the apartment, Duckett showed them a cut in Trenton’s bedroom window screen and accused her estranged husband, Joshua Duckett of abducting their son.

Joshua Duckett, however, soon passed a voice stress test, as well as a lie detector with flying colors. In the meantime, Leesburg police interviewed other family members, canvassed the area with flyers and questioned Duckett’s neighbors as well as sex offenders within a 50 mile radius.

Soon the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement joined the search.

 But, to no avail. 

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According to Trenton’s mother, Trenton was learning to pronounce his first words: “car” and “ball” at the time of his disappearance.

The investigation was further stymied when Melinda Duckett refused a polygraph test and would not disclose where she went or what she did with her son during the 26 hours prior to Trenton’s reported kidnapping.

“The time frame right after Saturday afternoon leading up until Sunday morning, she just didn’t seem willing to discuss,”  said Major Steve Rockefeller, Leesburg Police Department, “At one point, she did get up and leave an interview,”   

To this day, Leesburg Florida Police investigators say they cannot confirm anyone seeing Trenton after 5 p.m., the day before he allegedly went missing.

They may never find out where Melinda took Trenton.  Two weeks after Trenton vanished, following intense questioning by the media and law enforcement, Melinda Duckett committed suicide.

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Melinda Eubank Duckett, Trenton’s mother.

Trenton Duckett’s family celebrated his 3rd birthday, August 10 at the Leesburg Police station.

The occasion was full of emotion.

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Josh Duckett, Trenton’s father, and Josh’s mother, Carla Massero.

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Joshua Duckett, Trenton’s father, at Trentons first candlelight vigil.

m_f08744b5ba4b98d445d49db8d3a2b816.gif  Please light a virtual candle for Trenton:
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=td2em

If you have any information concerning
the whereabouts of Trenton Duckett,
please contact theLeesburg Police
Department at 1-352-787-2121
or 1-866-TRENT-65.

 
YOUTUBE VIDEO & CANDLE ARTWORK CONTRIBUTED BY SHAN.NON: http://s3.forumspring.com/trentonduckett/

TRENTON’S CASE UPDATED THIS WEEK:

Leesburg Police department says mother is still the primary suspect:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CapoHG0d44

31 newly released evidence photos of  baby items thrown away the day after Trenton was reported missing”
http://www.wftv.com/slideshow/news/13942718/detail.html

A year later, where’s Trenton?
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/lake/orl-duckett2607aug26,0,4204808.story?page=3&coll=orl_tab01_layout

Psychologist Weighs in on Duckett Story
http://www.ocala.com/article/2007082…21/1001/NEWS01

Still Searching for Trenton
http://www.ocala.com/article/2007082…25/1001/NEWS01

Other WordPress blogs covering Trenton Duckett’s disappearance include:

Trenton and Timelines: http://missingchild.wordpress.com/

Bonnie’s Blog of Crime gives a good case background: http://mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com/2006/11/30/person-of-interest-named-in-trenton-duckett-disappearance/

THE OFFICIAL TRENTON WEBSITE

Here is the link to the official Trenton website with pictures and posters you can download: http://www.helpfindtrenton.com/   PLEASE…take a look and pass Trenton’s picture on. Thanks!

 LATEST NEWS & BLOGS ABOUT TRENTON:

Families remember missing children (includes video):
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/florida/news-article.aspx?storyid=90921

GatherGate, LLC Announces Soft Launch by Sponsoring Transcontinental Rally to Find America’s Missing Children Team GatherGate’s rally-car will feature a photo of Trenton Duckett, the young boy reported missing from Leesburg, FL, on August 23, 2006. Law enforcement officers are hopeful that Trenton will be found alive and returned to his anxious family. CRN statistics reveal that one in six missing children is found through public awareness campaigns involving flyers, news articles, and events such as the CRN Race.A picture of Trenton is displayed on GatherGate’s home page, with a link to CRN’s press release on Trenton Duckett. “It is our great hope that this event will lead to information regarding Trenton’s whereabouts,” CEO Jay Sadie stated.
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20070918005161&newsLang=en

Never close a case until resolved:
http://missingchild.wordpress.com/2007/09/22/never-close-a-case-until-resolved/

SEPTEMBER 24:A search for the body of missing toddler Trenton Duckett in an area near Goose Prairie Road and County Road 452 ended late this morning with no sign of the toddler, Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. John Herrell said.

Acting on a tip from a clairvoyant, deputies searched the area Sunday night and again today. A cadaver dog was used in the search, which involved some digging

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/lake/orl-bk-duckett092407,0,5332655.story?track=rss

OCTOBER NEWS:

Possible Human Remains Found Inside Bag Along Side Lake County Road


Lake County investigators were examining human remains found over the weekend. Deputies said a passerby found the remains off of Austin-Merritt Road in Groveland in some high weeds and brush on Sunday night.The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said two people who live nearby found a suspicious bag alongside Austin-Merritt Road near CR-48 outside Okahumpka on Sunday night. Sheriff’s deputies said possible human remains were found inside the bag.Investigators couldn’t say exactly what was found or if they are the remains of 2-year-old Trenton Duckett, who was reported missing more than a year ago by his mother, Melinda Duckett, in Leesburg.http://www.wftv.com/news/14240471/detail.html

Lake County Remains Found

http://missingchild.wordpress.com/2007/10/01/lake-county-fl-remains-found/

Human Remains Not Related to Disappearance of Trenton

Lake County investigators said the human remains found near Okahumpka look like they are from an adult and don’t appear to be related to the disapperance of Trenton Duckett, whose mother was last seen at a gas station nearby.

http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2007/10/1/human_remains_found_by_side_of_road.html

 Ritzy rides roll through Beaumont

Billed as “The Race to Recover America’s Missing Children,” the Orlando, Fla.-to-Beverly Hills, Calif., rally is aimed at raising awareness of missing children.

“With one in six missing kids rescued because someone recognizes a picture, the fact that during the Fireball Run we’ll be handing out over 50,000 posters gives us high hopes of bringing some children home,” Griesemer said.

The more than 60 racers were welcomed to Beaumont by the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau and city officials at the Fire Museum of Texas where the racers tacked up dozens of missing-children posters on the world’s largest fire hydrant.

http://www.southeasttexaslive.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18870392&BRD=2287&PAG=461&dept_id=512588&rfi=6

TRENTON’S CAR #81 DRIVEN BY RACE SPONSOR JAY SADIE

Josh was pleased to be there for the start of the race and express his gratitude for the heartfelt concern for Trenton and all of American’s missing children. Josh met with Jeff Griesemer, CEO, of Child Rescue Network, Inc. (www.ChildRescueNetwork.org) who is taking advantage of this race to help make citizens across America aware that Trenton is still missing. Trenton’s car #81 is being driven by this years sponsors of the race, Jay Sadie (“The Ambassador”), CEO of Team Gathergate and teammate, Mike Wells (“The Senator”).

http://www.helpfindtrenton.com/events.htm

PSYCHIC’ TIPS FAIL AGAIN — WHAT A SHOCK

 Sheriff Gary Borders said his officers searched where Giono claimed Trenton was buried because of the clothing they saw, not because of her tip. He said he talked with detectives about whether to charge her with filing a false police report but decided that they couldn’t show she intentionally did so — she genuinely believed that the child was buried on the property.

High-ranking officers in various departments, including the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, have said they “have to” check out every tip that comes in.

COMMENTARTY by: Lauren Ritchie

(The first two comments responding to Ritchie’s commentary are from Rockefeller and Giles of Leesburg Police Department)

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/lake/orl-lritchie0707oct07,0,5083250.column?coll=orl_news_local_lake_util

 NC BABY GOES MISSING, CIRCUMSTANCES VERY SIMILAR TO THOSE OF TRENTON DUCKETT:

http://www.truecrimeweblog.com/2007/10/amber-alert-in-north-carolina-harmony.html

OCT. 24, 2007, NEW MESSAGE FROM TRENTON’S FATHER AND GRANDMOTHER

http://www.helpfindtrenton.com/ 

PLEASE DON’T FORGET TRENTON. http://www.helpfindtrenton.com/  also has posters and pictures of Trenton. Please take a look and pass Trenton’s picture on!

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER NEWS:

THE “BANK OF AMERICA” POLICE INCIDENT REPORT CONCERNING MELINDA DUCKETT’S ALLEGED GRAND THEFT OF $10,800 IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE:

BOA theft report link http://boards.courttv.com/showthread…5#post10932835

HOW YOU CAN HELP TRENTON…  

  • Go to Trenton’s site and print out his flyer. If you are able to make copies yourself, great. If not, many office supply and copy centers are willing to donate copies.
  • Post a flyer/poster on your window or door.
  • If you’re a business, tape a flyer/poster to your counter.
  • Provide flyers to delivery drivers. Pizza boxes are a great way to distribute flyers.
  • Have flyers readily available to pass out.
  • Take flyers to stores such as Wal-Mart, Target & K-Mart and ask them to post it.
  • Provide daycare centers, hospitals and schools with flyers.
  • If you’re a business traveler, adhere a flyer to your luggage, laptop, or briefcase.
  • If your company exhibits at fairs, conferences or events, have a flyer/poster posted at your booth and have them available for taking.
  • If you have a billboard or sign available for usage, please put Trenton’s information on it.
  • Post flyers/posters in highly visible locations particularly where children regularly visit. This is applicable to every community. Please don’t assume Trenton is still in Florida because he may not be.
  • Pass out flyers during events such as carnivals, parades, community activities, fairs, concerts etc.
  • Link Trenton’s website to emails. As you send an email, the website is distributed to the person the email is addressed to.
  • Tell everyone you know about Trenton’s story. This gets people engaged in Trenton’s story and generates discussion. More people who hear Trenton’s name and see his face, mean more eyes are looking for him.
  • Wear a T – shirt with Trenton’s picture and information.
  • Adhere Trenton’s flyer/poster to your car vehicle (please, nowhere that would impair your visibility).
  • We have actually had someone tell us that they had a magnetized sticker made with Trenton’s picture and info which sticks to the side of their vehicle. What a great idea!
  • Contact your local media, network stations, newspapers, etc. to keep Trenton’s story alive and in the press. Again, this is applicable in every community. The more who hear about Trenton the better our chances of him being found.
  • Get involved. You can make a difference.
  • Say a prayer for the safe return of Trenton to his family.

These are simply suggestions on how you can help bring Trenton Duckett and so many others missing home. The more individuals that are engaged and involved with Trenton’s story, the better the chances of finding Trenton and bringing him home. He needs his dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends and they need him. Keep your eyes open and look at every child you see!

And, please, if you have ANY information at all, please contact the Leesburg Police
Department at 1-352-787-2121 or 1-866-TRENT-65.

THE OFFICIAL TRENTON WEBSITE

Here is the link to the official Trenton website with pictures and posters you can download: http://www.helpfindtrenton.com/ PLEASE…take a look and pass Trenton’s picture on. Thanks!

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