New clue in boy's disappearance?

Published March 29, 2007

OCALA - Authorities said Wednesday they are looking for new clues in the case of a 2-year-old boy who disappeared in August.

A witness told Marion County sheriff's detectives he saw a couple in a Cadillac Escalade with Melinda Duckett, the mother of missing Trenton Duckett, at a construction site off Florida's Turnpike in the week before he disappeared on Aug. 27.

The couple, described as an Asian or Hispanic man and woman in their late 50s to early 60s, were driving a light silver or gold sport utility vehicle with a possible New York license tag, said Marion County sheriff's spokeswoman Susan Livoti. No other details were available.

Investigators have previously said there may have been a conspiracy between Trenton's mother and another party to keep the boy away from his father.

Trenton's mother committed suicide Sept. 8 shortly after being questioned aggressively about her son's disappearance by CNN talk show host Nancy Grace during a taped program.