Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Vigil marks Trenton's disappearance

August 28, 2007


The one-year mark of Trenton Duckett's disappearance came and went Monday with no sign of the missing toddler.

Friends and family of the boy planned to gather downtown Monday night for a candlelight vigil and prayer for Trenton's safe homecoming.

Trenton was reported missing Aug. 27, 2006, from the Griffin Road apartment of his mother, Melinda Duckett. She killed herself almost two weeks later at her grandparents' Villages home as she began to emerge as the prime suspect in her son's disappearance.

During the past year, the search for Trenton has sent police halfway around the world and sparked national attention after Duckett's hostile interview with cable-TV-show host Nancy Grace.

Detectives in Leesburg and Marion County say they will continue to look for Trenton.

"The case is not going to be closed until there's resolution to it, and when I say resolution, that's finding Trenton," said Leesburg lead Detective Rich Giles. "We are still getting information in . . . A lot of times it's leads that have already come in. They've already been checked, but as long as there's information coming in."

Giles added, "Is the case considered cold? No. Is it cool? Yeah."

Anyone with information about Trenton's disappearance is asked to call the Leesburg Police Department at 352-787-2121.

To learn more about Trenton's case, visit www.helpfind trenton.com.

Trenton's third birthday was Aug. 10.

Christine Dellert and Katie Fretland of the Sentinel staff contributed to this report.

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