Sunday, August 26, 2007

Police Renew Push To Find Trenton

LEESBURG, Fla. -- Less than one week shy of the one-year anniversary marking the disappearance of a Central Florida 2-year-old boy, police are renewing their push to find him.

Trenton Duckett, who turned 3 years old earlier this month, disappeared from Leesburg a year ago this coming Monday, and Leesburg police will release new information, including photographs, at a news conference on Tuesday in their search to locate him.

"We have not forgotten about Trenton, and we don't want anybody else to," said Joshua Duckett, Trenton's father.

Trenton was last seen with his mother, Melinda, leaving her grandparents' home in Lady Lake, according to authorities.

Detectives said they considered Melinda Duckett the prime suspect in the case, but two weeks after Trenton disappeared, Melinda killed herself, leaving few clues in a suicide note about what may have happened to Trenton.

"We have followed up on basicallay everything. We don't have, necessarily, any leads that are pending at this point," Leesburg police Maj. Steve Rockefeller said.

"It's been our goal all along to keep his name out there and keep his photo going and just to generate as much (interest) as we can. That's what we continue to do everyday," Joshua Duckett said.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

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