Trenton Duckett turned 2 years old on Aug. 10, 2006. On Aug. 27, 2006, just 17 days after his birthday, he was reported missing from his home shortly after 9:00 P.M. Although there have been hundreds of leads and tips investigated, to date, Trenton's whereabouts are still unknown.
Trenton was last seen with his mother, Melinda Duckett, age 21, while leaving her grandparents home in Lady Lake, FL at approximately 4:15 P.M. on Sat. Aug. 26th. After getting gas at approximately 5:30 P.M. in Leesburg that same evening, her & Trenton's whereabouts are unknown until the following day, Sun., Aug. 27th at approximately 4:00 P.M. when Melinda was seen at her apartment complex alone by an acquaintance.
The accounts of Trenton's father, 21 year old Joshua Duckett's whereabouts had been seemingly satisfied by investigators through witness statements and a passed polygraph. The investigators were still substantiating the details given by Melinda of driving around in her silver Mitsubishi Eclipse with Trenton on Sunday and visiting family and friends. Melinda had not yet agreed to a polygraph exam. The investigation was hindered when tragically Melinda took her own life at the home of her grandparents on Sept. 8th, less than two weeks after Trenton was reported missing.
To date, investigators are still trying to piece together the timeline for Melinda Duckett between the hours of 5:30 P.M. on Aug. 26, until approximately 8:15 A.M. on Aug. 27th, 2006.
If anyone has any information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Leesburg Police Department at 1-352-787-2121 or 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).