Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Missing Tot's Mother Kills Herself

Melinda Duckett, the mother of a two-year-old Florida boy who has been missing for over two weeks went to her grandparents' home and shot herself on September 8. Her family maintain the strain of the boy's disappearance and the media's inquisitiveness were too much for her. Duckett had given an interview to CNN's Nancy Grace the day before. Police and the FBI have not said Duckett is a suspect in her son's disappearance but are investigating her activities. Read more here. See the Missing Persons flyer on Trenton Duckett here.

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