A day following her interview with TV’s Nancy Grace, Melinda Duckett , mother of a missing toddler, took her life with a shotgun. Two weeks prior, Duckett’s 2-year old toddler had been reported missing with Duckett stating that the baby had been taken from his crib. Now, with the suicide of the child’s mother adding to the mystery of the case, police are refusing to say if a suicide note was left behind or not. According to Yahoo! News:
Duckett’s family members disputed any suggestion that she hurt her son. They said that the strain of her son’s disappearance pushed her to the brink, and the media sent her over the edge. “Nancy Grace and the others, they just bashed her to the end,” Duckett’s grandfather Bill Eubank said Tuesday. “She wasn’t one anyone ever would have thought of to do something like this. She and that baby just loved each other, couldn’t get away from each other. She wouldn’t hurt a bug.” Janine Iamunno, a spokeswoman for Grace, said in an e-mail that Duckett’s death was “an extremely sad development,” but that the program would continue covering the case. “We feel a responsibility to bring attention to this case in the hopes of helping find Trenton Duckett, who remains missing,” Iamunno said.
I give it about ten years until the attention-hungry villiage sociopath, John Mark Karr, confesses to the crime.
Written by Lisa Timmons