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Claim: A 2-year-old boy named Trenton Duckett is missing from his Leesburg, Florida, home.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
Origins: A 2-year-old boy named Trenton Duckett was reported as having gone missing from the bedroom of his home in Leesburg, Florida, around
After several days of futile searches and no leads, the case took an unusual turn in the first week of September when Trenton's mother, Melinda Duckett, declined to take a polygraph test concerning her activities in the days before Trenton went missing, disappeared herself, and then committed suicide with a shotgun.
Since the suicide, investigators have been considering the possibility that Melinda Duckett staged her son's disappearance, and they spent five days conducting searches in and around Farles Lake in the Ocala National Forest (where Melinda said she had traveled with the boy the day before he was reported missing) without results. The case took yet another unusual turn on
Trenton remains missing, and the search for him continues. A missing persons poster for Trenton can be viewed and printed from the web site of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Anyone with information concerning Trenton's disappearance or whereabouts is urged to call
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