Trenton Duckett: 2-year-old missing since 2006

An age-progressed photo has been released for Trenton Duckett.

Trenton Duckett was only 2-years-old when he went missing from his home in Florida in 2006. 

Trenton’s mom Melinda Duckett called the Leesburg police on Aug. 27 and told them that someone had broken into the home.  A screen window in Trenton’s bedroom had been cut,, but nothing else was ever found.

Josh Duckett, Trenton’s father was estranged from Melinda.  He took a polygraph test and police were satisfied he had nothing to do with Trenton’s disappearance.

Melinda did not take a polygraph test. 

Authorities found that the last time Trenton had been seen was when he was picked up from daycare on Aug. 25.  Josh had not seen him since June. 

Melinda went on the Nancy Grace show and faced tough criticism from Nancy.

Partial copy of transcript below – go to link above to read all.

MELINDA DUCKETT: I can remember perfectly well where I went that day. Just like I have spoken to the FBI with it. But as far as anything else goes we haven`t had very good dealings with any of them.

GRACE: Well don`t you think it would be a great idea, for instance if you were at a local JCPenney`s or Sears Roebuck to tell the viewers right now this is where we were. Did you see anything? Did you notice anything? Here`s your child`s picture? Here`s my picture. Help me. Where were you? Why aren`t you telling us where you were that day, you were the last person to be seen with him?

MELINDA DUCKETT: And we have already gone out and distributed the fliers and spoken to —

GRACE: Right, why aren`t you telling us and giving us a clear picture of where you were before your son was kidnapped?

MELINDA DUCKETT: Because I`m not going to put those kind of details out?

GRACE: Why?

MELINDA DUCKETT: Because I was told not to.

GRACE: Ms. Duckett, you are not telling us for a reason. What is the reason? You refuse to give even the simplest facts of where you were with your son before he went missing. It is day 12.

MELINDA DUCKETT: (INAUDIBLE) with all media. It`s not just there, just all media. Period.

GRACE: Let`s go to Dr. Lillian Glass, psychologist. Weak spots?

GLASS: This doesn`t make any sense to me. And the fact that she`s skirting around the issue and can`t get to the point concerns me a lot. Her reaction is not the typical reaction of a mother who has a missing child, whose child was taken from the bed when she says I don`t cry my eyes out. Most people would be emotional about it and the fact that she`s been skirting the issue through this entire interview concerns me.”

Melinda committed suicide the next day.  Grace was criticized by the family for airing the show and subsequently Melinda’s family sued CNN and Nancy Grace for contributing to her suicide.  Grace said it just confirmed her guilt.  The case was settled out of court. 

“She wasn’t one anyone ever would have thought of to do something like this.  She and that baby just loved each other, couldn’t get away from each other.  She wouldn’t hurt a bug,” said Bill Eubank, Duckett’s grandfather. 

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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