Case History: Trenton Duckett By Virginia Reyer

Trenton has not been found, dead or alive, since August 27, 2006. He lived with his mother, Melinda Duckett, in Leesburg, Florida, in an apartment. Melinda had been given custody of Trenton, and his father, Joshua, is on record as saying he was worried that Melinda did not take care of him. Trenton was born on August 10, 2004, in Eunice, Florida (lat. 28N51, long. 81W41). No time has been given.

Melinda was born in South Korea in August, 1985. She was adopted by an American couple and entered the U.S. in December, 1985, at the age of 4 months. There were problems with the adoptive parents, and in 2002 she moved to Florida to live with her grandmother, Nancy Eubank, and finish high school. She married Joshua Duckett on July 3, 2005 and filed for divorce on June 14, 2006.

Trenton was reported missing on August 27, 2006, by his mother. At 9:00 PM EDT she called 911 from her home in Leesburg (lat. 28N48’38”, long. 81W52’41”). This chart was run for that time. It is an authentic chart of a mother reporting her son missing.

The chart has critical angles. The Asc. is 28º55’ Pisces and the MC is 29º18’ Sagittarius. The Vertex is on the Descendant at 29º 32’ Virgo, and the IC is 29º. The Anti-Vertex conjunct the Asc. and Equatorial Ascendant at 29º Pisces shows endings. It is a point of culmination and brings any matter in question to a climax. The Asc. at 28º55’ Pisces is conjunct Scheat, a fixed star associated with extreme misfortune, drowning, and murder. It has a fatalistic influence and shows that Trenton was most likely drowned. This grouping of planets and the angles also shows domestic problems and self-destructive tendencies. Trenton’s north node at 5º45’ Taurus is connected with drowning and severe bodily hurts; his south node, 5º 45’ Scorpio, is associated with swift violence and sits on the 8th cusp, a position associated with cruelty and premeditated crime.

Pluto, in the 9th, is the most elevated planet in the chart. In square to the nodes, it shows a tragic destiny and a karmic link. Melinda felt her association with others to be a burden; they cramped her style. The Equatorial Ascendant conjunct the natal Ascendant and anti-vertex has an interaction in relationships with others and with the environment. Mars square Pluto: she was willing to be ruthless to attain her own objectives. Pluto rules the 8th house: she would suffer violent injuries. In fact, she shot herself in a closet at her grandparents’ home on September 8, 2006. Jupiter and Pluto are in mutual reception and also in semisquare to one another: she was in pursuit of fanatical aims. With Saturn opposed to Neptune, she also suffered from tormenting emotional inhibitions.

The Saturn/Uranus midpoint = 0º16 Gemini, and it squares Mercury. Her decision to separate herself from family members had caused unrest in the environment. Saturn inconjunct Pluto shows violence that ends in death; it is solstice Antares, an evil star. There were lots of upsets in the family over custody of Trenton.

With Aries and Libra intercepted, she was impulsive and highly critical in her relationships. Gemini and Sagittarius rule two houses; their rulers, Mercury and Jupiter, are 73º apart in a quintile. They show her exhibition of mentality in the reporting about Trenton missing; she said he was taken from his crib through a window. The Moon rules the 5th house. Saturn/Pluto = Moon shows violence and self-destructive energy. Uranus/Neptune are in mutual reception and are influenced by super-physical forces. Jupiter in the 8th and Pluto in the 9th house is a nonagon: completion of the case. There was a solar eclipse on September 22, 2006 at 29º 20’ Virgo, conjunct the Vertex, square the MC and IC, and opposite the Asc. and Equatorial Ascendant. Trenton had not been located, and it was decided by higher-ups to close some proceedings in the case.

On September 22, 2006, Melinda was called the primary suspect by the police. Trenton had last been seen with Melinda on Sunday, August 27th, at the Paddock Mall around noon. He was reported missing that evening and has not been found since. Melinda did not want Joshua ever to have Trenton. Previously, Trenton had been placed in child custody several times and then released to his mother’s care. Joshua, though he was concerned about the effect on Trenton’s health of the family disputes around him, was told not to interfere. Sun opposing Mercury, Jupiter squaring Pluto midpoint South Node, his natal Sun/Moon semisquare, and Sun opposition Neptune all show weakness and chaotic conditions with his blood relations.

According to Joshua Duckett, his mother’s flower-shop was burned down in April of 2005, and Melinda was the suspect in that arson. As a child, Melinda had been molested by relatives and later abused by her adoptive parents. She moved to Florida in 2002 to be with her paternal grandparents. At 5:25 PM on August 27, 2006 Melinda used a credit card to buy gas at a B.P. station on Highway 27 in South Leesburg. The station had no video.