Melinda's message to the public

Before she died, Melinda Duckett wrote a letter addressed to the 'public' describing the anguish she felt at being 'faced with ridicule and criticism' as rumors swirled about her role in the disappearance of ... Full Story
cotton-57

AOL

#1 Sep 24, 2006
Malinda was the only one taking the focus off Trenton. Instead of being honest and trying to help find him, she "lawyered up and shut up". And I can't help wondering who the more important people are that she said in her note that she needed to talk to. God, maybe? Someone who has some answers? We'll never know...
Pandi

Kearney, MO

#2 Sep 24, 2006
Why would she kill herself if she wanted to see her son grow up? She must have felt great pain in what she knows happened to her baby son. I wish someone would have seen the pain she was in and saved her son from her.
mockingbird

Orlando, FL

#3 Sep 24, 2006
I wish someone would have seen the pain in Melinda and comforted her to not kill herself. Frankly I believe Melinda could not live with the guilt she felt for whatever it was she did with her child.
Patti Orlando

United States

#4 Sep 24, 2006
mockingbird wrote:
I wish someone would have seen the pain in Melinda and comforted her to not kill herself. Frankly I believe Melinda could not live with the guilt she felt for whatever it was she did with her child.
You mean like her parents who didn't come to Florida when Trenton was missing, Just when she killed herself?? I still feel she felt no guilt-just embarrassment of being caught at being such a lowlife.
cotton-57

AOL

#5 Sep 24, 2006
There is no greater tragedy than losing a child. I cannot imagine why Malinda's parents did not rush to her side. Maybe they are as cold as she was. But the grandparents seem to have loved Malinda very deeply. They must have sensed something. I still believe they hold the key to finding Trenton. Anything she said or did that last Saturday at their home could be a major clue. Much as Malinda loved to talk and write, she told somebody something!
mockingbird

Orlando, FL

#6 Sep 24, 2006
Patti Orlando wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like her parents who didn't come to Florida when Trenton was missing, Just when she killed herself?? I still feel she felt no guilt-just embarrassment of being caught at being such a lowlife.
Anyone, it doesn't have to be a parent. How about a caring friend? How about the two doe doe birds that she manipulated into being at her home when her "essence" disappeared. Sorry I am getting too involved. It isn't just Trenton, I have read about two other precious children missing. Turns out they were murdered and the kidnappings were ploys so the parents would not be found out. I know it is wrong to hate, but I hate people who abuse children, physcially or emotionally. Melinda abused Trenton emotionally. He was her little pawn to manipulate Josh and Josh's family.
caring nana

Newark, NJ

#7 Sep 25, 2006
It hurts my heart to know that she was so unhappy that she may have killed her child. I pray for her soul, and that little Trenton will be found. I also wonder what happened to her that she turned out this way. May God have mercy on us all.
Ana

Slidell, LA

#8 Sep 26, 2006
This is sad how a mother can do this to an angel. I can believe she was that unhappy did anyone see what was going on?? My hope is that she was out of her mind because i cann't see a mother in her five senses doing anything to her child.
cotton-57

AOL

#9 Sep 26, 2006
By the time Melinda made calls to invite friends over for a movie on Sunday evening, Trenton's fate was already sealed. Those friends were just one more piece of an elaborate cover-up. If someone was "hiding" Trenton, they would have surely come forward when she killed herself. The worst thing that could happen now is that Trenton is never found. The note to the public was nothing but one more red herring in an already crazy situation. "As Trenton grows up" was just one more piece of the crazy puzzle; one last hurtful hope for those who loved Melinda and Trenton.
ann

AOL

#10 Sep 26, 2006
I hope she did not harm her son.... and that he is safe someplace............ I loss my son 5 yrs. ago.... and their is NO greater pain than losing a child................ I don't believe what Nancy Grace said to her.........had anything to do with her taking her own life.... unless she is guilty of something........... I feel for everyone concerned..
mockingbird

Orlando, FL

#11 Sep 26, 2006
ann, I just wanted to say that I am soooooo very sorry for your loss.
You probably understand the wrongness of this whole situation more so than the rest of us as you have suffered every parents worst nightmare.
God Bless you ann, keep you strong. Much love and good thoughts are sent your tonight.
Elaine

AOL

#12 Sep 27, 2006
Melinda in pain??? How about simply selfish and immature? A person doesn't have to be insane to want to hurt others, especially if its in their own self-centered interest. I think she thought she was smart enough to get away with this...and couldn't believe that the focus shifted immediately to her. I would never presume to know what was going on in her head/heart...but just look at the facts!
Elaine

AOL

#13 Sep 27, 2006
p.s. I also think that frequently (not always!!) suicide is the ultimate "f*%#$ you!!!!!!!!" and a very hostile thing to do!
JORDON

Winter Park, FL

#14 Oct 2, 2006
I BELIEVE ONE THING SHE MAY HAVE DONE IS GIVE THAT CHILD TO SOMEONE THAT SHE TRUSTS AT THE PARK THAT DAY SHE WAS REPORTEDLY SEEN IN THE AREA, BUT WHY,DID SHE WANT TO DIE, AND KNEW WHAT SHE WAS GOING TO DO,MAYBE IT GOT SO OUT OF CONTROL FOR HER TO HANDLE WITH THE COPS AND NANCY GRACE, THERE IS A REASON THAT SHE DIDNT WANT THAT BABY TO BE WITH HIS FATHER, CPS TOOK THAT CHILD AWAY 2-3 TIMES AND 1 I BELIEVE FROM THE FATHER THAT IS ALOT OF TIMES FOR A 2 YEAR OLD TO BE TAKEN AWAY FROM HIS PARENTS AND PLACED IN FOSTER CARE,IF SHE DIDNT KILL HIM ACCIDENTLY AND GET RID OF HIS BODY SOME HOW, THE KIDNAP EXCUSE WOULNT OF WORKED AND THAT IS WHAT SHE CLAIMED, IT GOT TO HEAVY FOR HER THEY GOT TO CLOSE
IF THATS NOT IT MAYBE SOMEONE HAS HIM HIDDEN ALONG WAY FROM HERE AND KNOWS FOR SOME REASON WE DONT SHE DIDNT WANT HIM WITH HIS DAD AND THEIR FAMILY, HUMM!!
HOPEFULLY FOR THE FAMILYS WE WILL INDEED KNOW THE TRUTH ONE DAY.

“Proud Mommy of Four”

Since: Dec 06

Leesburg, Florida

#15 Feb 27, 2007
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