Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Prime Suspect

This is the handwritten note given to Melinda by her attorney during Melinda's visit with Leesburg police. This was well before her death. The date noted on top - Sept 13- was the date of the next court hearing regarding the threatening email.

In case it is difficult for readers to decipher Ms. Schulte's handwriting, here is the typed version:

They are accusing you of
placing Trenton w/your grandparents or Skip
& protecting him from Josh or Carla so you would
hide Trenton.

He’s trying to get you upset
and make you say something not
true or to turn situation around on you.

I believe they consider you to be the prime suspect.

You show no emotion, too
concerned about conditions of
apt, etc.

When was Melinda Duckett declared the prime suspect? According to the WESH News and Nancy Grace Show, it was announced by Leesburg police on September 21, 2006. What EVIDENCE came about to make them absolutely sure that the only person who could have been responsible for Trenton Duckett's disappearance was Melinda Duckett?

Here are some excerpts from the media:

From Wesh News Sept 21, 2006.

Nearly one month after she reported her 2-year-old son missing, the Leesburg Police Department on Thursday officially named Melinda Duckett the prime suspect in Trenton Duckett's disappearance

"We've got the issues of failing to build the timeline with our investigators, failing to build the timeline with FDLE agents, with the FBI," said Capt. Steve Rockefeller of the Leesburg Police Department. "No polygraph examination, failure to comply with the investigators' requests to provide us with a timeline, and it's just an on and on process. We consistently tried to get that timeline. We were never able to get it, right up through the 8th, the day of the suicide."

Rockefeller said her suicide raised even more red flags.

"When you reach the point of her suicide, that is just, to non-psychologists, that's an unnatural act for a grieving mother," Rockefeller said.

And from Nancy Grace transcripts on September 21, 2006

"GRACE: Good evening, everyone. I`m Nancy Grace. Thank you for being with us tonight. Straight out to Florida and the latest, the breaking news out of the Leesburg, Florida, Melinda Duckett named the prime suspect in either the death or disappearance of her 2-year-old son, Trenton. Out to Jean Casarez of Court TV. What`s the latest?

JEAN CASAREZ, COURT TV: Well, the latest is investigators are saying that a letter that Melinda Duckett said her ex-husband wrote her, threatening harm to she and Trenton, was actually written by Melinda herself and e-mailed to herself. Melinda took that letter back to authorities back in July of this year, said she wanted to prosecute her ex- husband for threatening that harm. The result was the temporary restraining order saying he could have no contact with his baby. Days later, the child went missing, and following that, as we all know, she committed suicide."

And from Josh Duckett as reported by Steve Hudak of the Orlando Sentinel:

Josh Duckett, Trenton's father and Melinda's estranged husband, said Thursday he still thinks his son is alive "In my views, I feel that she stashed him somewhere. Somebody out there has him because just to me, I don't think she would have harmed him. I mean, it's always a possibility, don't get me wrong, but I feel that she would have stashed him somewhere and has somebody holding him. That's what I felt all along," Duckett said.

Leesburg police Capt. Steve Rockefeller confirmed Wednesday that the trash included toys and photographs of Trenton, including his sonogram, an image of a child in the mother's womb.Police refused to characterize the findings as "smoking-gun" evidence against Duckett, 21, who committed suicide Sept. 8 at her grandparents' home in The Villages.
But Joshua Duckett, Melinda's estranged husband and the boy's father, said Wednesday he was stunned to learn that she had thrown out the toddler's keepsake pictures.
"It strikes me as very odd. I mean, I've still got all of my photos of him and all of my sonogram pictures from when she was pregnant," he said. "I've had my suspicions from the start. [But] they're just suspicions."

Suspicions or allegations?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mark Fuhrman - The Murder Business- Chapter Three

Mark Fuhrman's new book "The Murder Business" has an entire chapter about Melinda Duckett. Unfortunately, he got his information from the police department, the media and Josh Duckett. Of course, he believes Melinda Duckett was unbalanced, immature, and set up her alibi by having two people in her apartment with her when Trenton went missing. He stated that Melinda Duckett killed herself and that she was the ONLY one who knew what happened to Trenton, who most likely is dead.

According to his book, he was swayed by the fact that there was a sonogram and pictures in the trash, as most media and the public were duped into believing that Melinda put those items there. Again, here is a picture, which is featured in his book and which I have also posted here within the article "Damning Evidence or Set Up?.

I am very concerned that this misinformation is going to be spread again with the publishing of this book. While the sonogram is not a sonogram but a picture of the monitor showing the ultrasound and a hand pointing to the image, and the picture also included in the collage is in Melinda's Baby Book, and the newspaper clipping is among her momentoes, I have this question.

Why did Josh Duckett have his lawyer request the newspaper clipping, if he so believed that Melinda placed it in the trash?

Where is Josh Duckett's newspaper clipping? Where is his picture of Trenton? Where is his picture that he or one of his cohorts in all this took of the monitor?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Trenton's Bedroom

The above is the outside of Trenton's bedroom, showing the window.

This is the window raised to the fullest extent. Enough room to pass through and lift out a small child.

This is Capt.Ginny Padgett "examining the 10 inch slit" of the screen. Melinda didn't think the screen was taken out, because she didn't think they cut it only to set her up. She was blind-sided again.

Here are the crumpled blinds, showing someone had tampered with them.

Here is the blanket lying askew on the bed. Melinda folded it later that night in his bedroom as she waited for word about Trenton.

Here is a crime scene picture of the room. Notice the picture on the floor out of the frame that had been on the window sill. Notice also, that the blinds were not down all the way. Melinda left the window slightly open about 4 inches as was her habit to let fresh air into the room.

Here is a diagram of the layout of Melinda's apartment.

Here is a "straightened up" picture of Trenton's room.

This is what Melinda had to say about that night:

Melinda Ducketts words on Nancy Grace:

MELINDA DUCKETT, MISSING BOY`S MOTHER: The bed is underneath the window Well, it had only been cracked about three or four inches to begin with. And second of all, when I walked in there, that`s obviously not the first thing that I was looking for.

As soon as I saw him not in the bed, I was looking throughout the room and in the closet. He`s in a toddler bed right now. He`s not in a crib. And there`s a lot of things... Oh. It`s real low to the ground. It`s got a wooden frame on it, all soft curves and everything, soft edges, a regular crib mattress inside. Just basically what you use for an average toddler.

Yes, he was. But he was very good. He would -- you know, once he was tired, he would lay down. He wouldn`t, you know, fuss or anything. And he wouldn`t get out and, you know, start messing around or anything

GRACE: Was he sleepy that night? Was he ready to go to bed, or did he resist?

MELINDA DUCKETT: No. Extremely. He was tired. We had had a long day out. And my son is not a light sleeper whatsoever. You can move him from room to room, and he`ll still be asleep. And on top of that, he is very friendly and very outgoing to everyone. He can walk in a room full of strangers and make friends with people. And so I mean, if he met someone new, he would start playing with them. He wouldn`t cry. He never had tantrums or anything.

The bedroom is connected to the hallway. The living room is -- gosh, if you picture the apartment like a U shape, the front door would be at the bottom of the U shape. The living room would be at the top left-hand corner. His bedroom would be, I guess you`d say, catty- corner... ... from the living room. Quite a ways. Right. The TV`s at the other end of the living room, right.

GRACE: OK. Last time you saw him was around 7:00, when you put him to bed. And what time...
MELINDA DUCKETT: It was before 10 to 7:00 because that`s when I got the phone call that they said they were on their way. It was after the first movie that we had watched. We`d actually planned on two. We went back and we asked them what time we had called the officers, and they said, I believe, it was 9:14. So it was between that time period I`d say...10 or 15 minutes before.

GRACE: ... is all that had passed since you had checked on him. Now, it`s my understanding thought he was hiding, and you started looking for him.

MELINDA DUCKETT: Yes. He had just learned how to open up the closet door that morning. And I thought that it was, you know, really a moment, like a Kodak moment, there. So that was the first place that I looked. The window, the rest of the room -- there`s nothing there for him to hide or anything, so I didn`t even think about it. And he`s not one to go under the bed or anything like that.
MELINDA DUCKETT: Well, when -- after I checked out his room, I checked the bathroom and my room, which are right down the hallway, which he could have gotten to without me seeing him. Like I say, he doesn`t ever do that kind of thing, so it would have been extremely unusual, but you know, when you`re in panic, you, you know, want to check every possible thing there is. When I came back up the hallway, I looked in his room again, and there was actually a picture that had been on the windowsill and that had fallen. And that`s why I looked to the window because there`s curtains and everything else there. So it`s not like, you know, it`s just open to the world.

The window was open, and the screen -- I know they have taken measurements. It was cut up, up to 10 inches on one of the sides. and that screen -- it is not a hard-wire screen, where you`re going to get cut by it if you touch it. It is very soft. It`s very old because it`s been in that apartment complex. And so for them to say, Well, you know, we think that, you know, he`s fine and all this other kind of stuff, you`re not going to get hurt on that thing.

GRACE: OK, question. Did the person -- I mean, did they take the screen off in order to get the boy out?

MELINDA DUCKETT: No. No, and I don`t know why all these things are coming up. It was in the window. All it was was cut along the sides and the bottom. There was nothing that was missing. Yes. When they came in, the investigators, they measured everything, and they said it was 10 inches high.

GRACE: OK. I`m just -- so you think the person went in and out leaving the screen on the window?

MELINDA DUCKETT: Well, I don`t think it came off at all... because it was still there. They dusted everything for fingerprints. Unless someone was wearing gloves or whatnot, they wouldn`t have been able to do that. And we`ve gone over this a million and one times and thought of all the possibilities with it.

GRACE: So you think the screen stayed on the window and the person came in and out, out that window. Was there any other entrance to the bedroom, other than that window and the door?

MELINDA DUCKETT: No. There aren`t.

GRACE: To Melinda Duckett, Trenton`s mom, was it already dark at 7:00 p.m. there?

MELINDA DUCKETT: Honest to goodness I don`t remember. But I do know that when the investigators came in to do the visuals and everything, when they leaned in through the window they could hit the bed. God forbid if Trenton was up or something like that and he was standing up or what not. Nobody would need to crawl in the window. I don`t know if that would be a possibility or not, they`ve already gone over that. But the people, I mean they`d stretch in there and they`d be perfectly fine getting in and out.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Campaign - Part Two

Nov 16, 2006 Nancy Grace show Transcripts:

DUCKETT: They said to me that just because she was making pornographic videos and pictures didn`t make her a bad mother. Their words were exactly that they have prostitutes that are good mothers
GRACE: Well, you bring up a very interesting point, Kathy. I know where you`re going. Could the baby be stashed with a relative police haven`t encountered yet? As a matter of fact, Josh, you spoke with one of her good friends out of state last night. What did she tell you?

DUCKETT: She felt very strongly that Melinda had actually stashed Trenton with somebody. She had no idea anybody who possibly would be involved in it. But she has the same feelings that we do all along. She feels that Trenton`s alive and he`s well, it`s just a matter of finding him.

GRACE: Do you believe, Josh, that the police approached her about the alleged porn?

DUCKETT: I think they approached her, but they didn`t check into it as much as they should have.

DUCKETT: ... and there`s a picture of her with a guy holding -- and she was reaching over her shoulder, holding a bottle for Trenton.

GRACE: Could you make out that it was Trenton`s face?


GRACE: Are you sure it was Trenton?

DUCKETT: Almost 100 percent.

GRACE: From your knowledge, did anything look doctored about the picture?

DUCKETT: Not at all.

Sept 8, 2006 NG show

JOSH DUCKETT: I’ve given my whole story. I’ve cooperated. Everything that I have, that I’ve been doing, they checked it out, and so far, they’re satisfied with what they’ve found.

To me, it would have to be somebody that’s cold-hearted, I mean, to take somebody`s little kid away from them.

GRACE: You know, something was mentioned by Lisa Pinto, Josh, regarding Melinda -- God rest her soul -- self-mutilating. What do you know about that? And if that’s true, why would the baby be kept in her custody? Why was DCF continuing to give the child back.

J. DUCKETT: I knew for a fact that she was a cutter and -- as her family did. I mean, they had told me...
GRACE: What do you mean by cutter?

J. DUCKETT: Self-mutilating with razor blades, any sharp object she could use to cut herself with, but she done that in places where not everyone could see.

GRACE: Like?

J. DUCKETT: Her hips, like, underneath her shorts or underneath her shirt, where no one else could see. Her grandparents for a fact told me about the hundreds of razor blades that they had taken out of her room. So I mean, they knew. Her parents in New York knew.

GRACE: How did you put your head to the pillow at night knowing Trenton was there?

J. DUCKETT: It was difficult. I mean, I didn’t really sleep that much at night. I mean, I tended to Trenton when he woke up throughout the night and...
GRACE: Actually -- oh, I`m sorry. Go ahead.

J. DUCKETT: And I mean, I mostly slept during the day.

Here in the studio with me, his dad, Josh Duckett. Josh, did you know that she had had -- she had been forced to go to anger management classes?

J. DUCKETT: Yes, I knew. It was in DCF case records that she needed to go. A case plan is what it’s called down there. It’s just assignments of tasks that you have to complete in order to...

GRACE: Did she complete it?


GRACE: And why was she told to go to anger management?

J. DUCKETT: Because of her outrages. I mean, she would fly off the handle over the littlest thing. I mean, anything in the world would just make her...

GRACE: I know, at one juncture, right before you two got married, you agreed to drop any charges against her, and you two got married and you had the baby. Why did you drop the charges?

J. DUCKETT: Basically, I was -- I was young, I was trying to make a family, or I was trying to keep my family from being separated. So I went back to her and really tried to work things out, went to her attorney and asked how we could resolve things with all the legal stuff that was going on, and her attorney said that the only way would be to sign this document recanting.

GRACE: So her attorney convinced you to drop the charges against her?

J. DUCKETT: Yes. And I signed the recantment statement, and shortly after I signed the recantment statement, they tried to put perjury charges on me for recanting statements.
GRACE: And what happened to that?

J. DUCKETT: Basically, they were -- basically, they couldn’t do anything with it because it was considered conflict of interest because it was Melinda’s attorney.

September 29, 2006 Nancy Grace Show

GRACE: Did she want to have the baby?

J. DUCKETT: I guess, to an extent, she did, but then to an extent she didn’t.


J. DUCKETT: She told me later, after she had already had him and everything, that she had gotten pregnant on purpose because we were having trouble, and we were on again and off again. And she told me she got pregnant on purpose as a way -- she knew my beliefs, as far as not leaving her if she was pregnant. And so that was a way to kind of trap me.

J. DUCKETT: As soon as they came to my house and they said they had to search my house and search all of my stuff, I mean, that kind of told me right there. And then I found out later that she had pointed the finger at me. And, I mean, to an extent it didn’t surprise me at all.


J. DUCKETT: Because of all the setup before, I mean, the e-mail. I knew I didn’t do it. I knew she was tied into it.

GRACE: You mean, the e-mail where she hacked into your e-mail and sent herself and Trenton a threat?


GRACE: Here is the e-mail that Josh is talking about. Can we go back to the first screen of that? Thanks, Liz. "I hate you because you ruined my life and took my son. I`m going to hunt you and your damn son down one day and kill both of you. Years ago, you stole my heart and F-ed me over." Next screen. "I don`t even think Trenton is my son, anyway. And you`re going to pay for what you`ve done to my life. I want you to be put through torture."

So Josh, pretty on -- early in the investigation, police realize -- they bring in experts, they realize that this letter was written by her on your e-mail account to her. How did she do that? How did she get your passcode?

J. DUCKETT: Ive had the same e-mail and same password since we were first together. I mean, I`ve had it for four years almost now. And I mean, she knew what my passwords were and everything like that. So basically, what she done was she went into my Myspace page and done a "forgot password" and had it sent to my e-mail address...
GRACE: So...

J. DUCKETT: ... and went in and checked the e-mail and logged in.

GRACE: So I guess when you tried to tell the authorities, I didn`t write this e-mail, nobody believed you at first?

J. DUCKETT: Yes. I mean, nobody believed me. But I mean, I had a full alibi for where I was. I mean, I was with my parents all night.

(Does the "forgot password" make any sense if Melinda knew for 4 years Josh's password? Maybe someone else didn't know his password?)

GRACE: So I guess when you tried to tell the authorities, I didn’t write this e-mail, nobody believed you at first?

J. DUCKETT: Yes. I mean, nobody believed me. But I mean, I had a full alibi for where I was. I mean, I was with my parents all night.

. DUCKETT: Yes, I think that -- in my eyes, I feel that that’s a lot of it. I think that it was part of a game, and the e-mail is what started it. And then she never expected the game that she was playing to get as large as it has and to get to the scale that it is now. And it was just too much.

And I mean, because just reading the letter from me, knowing her, reading the note, it was unplanned for her to write that because she was normally detailed in everything that she done. And you can tell that it was a last-minute desperation-type thing. So I feel that -- I mean, that gives us that much hope, and then in the letter, it says, As he grows up, and that gave us that much more hope.

(Just reading the "letter from me"?)

Back out to Trenton’s father, Josh Duckett. Was she an avid shooter? I mean, did she typically take the baby to target practice?

DUCKETT: No, the whole time that I was with her, she actually never shotgunned the whole time that I was with her. So I don’t know if this was a new hobby that she had collected. But I mean, it raised a flag with me. I mean, why would you take a 2-year-old to a shotgun -- or a shooting range even?

GRACE: And, again, Josh, what did we find in the trash, that she had thrown away that very day she reported him missing?

J. DUCKETT: To my knowledge, there was toys, there were sonograms, baby food, snacks for babies. And to verify for the sonogram picture, I mean, it was said that there was numerous sonograms. There was numerous sonograms, but they weren’t of the same one. They were in different stages. The doctor that she went to for the sonograms was like a learning facility at the college, and they’d done it step by step, one sonogram every month.

This is from an article in the Orlando Sentinel written by Stephen Hudak on September 21,2006.

But Joshua Duckett, Melinda's estranged husband and the boy's father, said Wednesday he was stunned to learn that she had thrown out the toddler's keepsake pictures.

"It strikes me as very odd. I mean, I've still got all of my photos of him and all of my sonogram pictures from when she was pregnant," he said. "I've had my suspicions from the start. [but] thery're just suspicions."

Posted Sept 20, 2006

On audio tape

"she was going to hurt Trenton if Josh didn't stop," said witness Jeffrey Scott on December 27, 2005. "If she doesn't get what she wants, and things are not going her way, she likes to make little threats."

In chilling detail, Scott told Bushnell police how he listened in on Josh Duckett's phone as Melinda Duckett threatened to hurt Trenton if her husband would not get back together with her.

"She threatened to, I guess, put her hands on Trenton and stuff like that just so Josh would hear Trenton cry and comply with her and whatever she wanted," Scott said.

The interview was part of an investigation into a suspicious fire at a business owned by Josh duckett's mother. It was an arson fire where melinda Duckett was one of serveral suspects that Bushnell detectives were seriously investigating.

"Me and Melinda were arguing at the time", Joshua duckett told investigators. "I was having problems with Melinda and we were feuding at that time," he said.

Josh Duckett told a fire investigator on the scene that he was sure his wife had set the fire, although he later took that back.

"Melinda wanted child support and stuff at that time. And if she was wanting child support, it wouldn't benefit her or anything to do anything to that because that was where my income was. That was my job. That was our life. That's where every bit of money that we had came from". Josh Duckett said.

Until the DONATIONS started rolling in.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Campaign

Melinda Duckett was being portrayed to the public in a very purposefully negative way. This expose just confirms the deception that is part and parcel for Team Trenton, not any agenda that I or others have against the Ducketts.

Laurie Konnerth is the keeper of the Trenton Trust Fund, the signatory, the head honcho at Team Trenton, Carla's best friend. Laurie was at the birth of Trenton Duckett. Laurie was at every DCF hearing giving notes to Josh of what to say. She loaned Carla a large sum of money for an attorney for Josh to get custody of Trenton. And, she is the one who set up the Nancy Grace show giving them information, maligning Melinda…information that Nancy Grace presented as if it came from LE (the porn, the fake email info, and the (bogus) Bank of America police report). I guess you could call Laurie Konnerth the CEO of Team Trenton.

It makes one wonder as to how multi-nym sock puppetries; shutting down discussion threads on public forums; feeding LE and NG private adult/home porn movies; insinuating Melinda and her attorney may have been physically intimate; quashing the attempt of volunteers to search for Trenton; harvesting a large mass of private information and photos of forum sleuthers; harassment, intimidation and threatening of various persons and posters (some of whom had merely volunteered their professional expertise to help search for Trenton, while also making those donations); along with dozens of other lies, innuendos, and intimations could possibly have absolutely anything to do with the disappearance of Trenton Duckett, or in the search to find him?

More like a “campaign” to make Melinda Duckett the prime suspect.

Read the words. They are her own. They are her posts. She typed them, in a private board, not knowing that it would all be made public someday... how can one not see that there is something a little fishy going on here?

Laurie Konnerth
December 14, 2006 12:54 AM

I need to tell you something about TT (Team Trenton). There are several close people to the situation who are considered TT, but the real initial TT who has been involved in all of the drama with Melinda from day one are just a few of us. Those initial few believe with all of our hearts that Trenton is alive... or I should say mostly that Melinda did not kill him Now....the truth is and this is our biggest fear is that we do not nor ever had any idea where Melinda could have put Trenton or with who... and because of that, we also don't know how he is being taken care of or if something else has occured since his disappearance. But, because we believe that Melinda did make arrangements to hide him, we also believe that it would have been with someone safe. But, I'm telling you...we have no idea what Melinda was thinking and who she could have conspired with.

Laurie (Konnerth) Says:
September 22nd, 2006 at 12:39 am
Hello All.
I have looked at this blog periodically and (it’s) amazing how so many of you care so much about someone you (don’t) even know! YOU ARE ALL SO AWESOME! THANK YOU!!!

First Pamela: To those who questioned who you (are) they need to know that, although I have not met you, I do know Jeff (bro-in-law)you have really been upstanding during this blog and you did not deserve the rude remarks you received. I respect you for tolerating the ignorance of some and hanging in there to help others understand this situation.

The reason that I am now writing is because I see that people are showing interest in the Trust Fund set up.

I have been with Josh & Carla almost every single day since this whole thing began. I was at the PD by 11:00 PM the evening of the reported abduction and never left those first three days until they did.

Although Melinda was capable of harming Trenton and has done some things in the past, Josh does not believe she has killed him. His heart tells him that Trenton is alive and his is motivated everyday with that belief.

In light of that faith, I decided to start the Trust Fund for Trenton for when he came home that if he needed ANYTHING for his future he could have it. Including counseling, education, etc. As the days past the Josh and his family faced numerous expenses (and still are) it was apparent that they also would need some assistance because of this ordeal that was not of their own doing. So, myself and Josh’s brother are co-trustees on the Trust Fund. I can PROMISE that our intentions are nothing but honorable and any money collected will allocated properly. It is my hope that when Trenton comes home his life be made as comfortable as possible and I pray he is not encumbered with emotional scars, but if so, the Trust Fund set up will hopefully be able to assist in this regard. Also, should a funeral be necessary, the Trust Fund is set for that reason as well. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated.

I am presently working on a website where there is a donation button attached. It should be available within the next few days. The site is

In the meantime, donations can be made any SunTrust Bank or it is also set up where Paypal customers also make a deposit using e-mail address

If anyone has any questions or problems, you can write to me at that e-mail address and I will try to answer you as quickly as possible.

Team Trenton is also working on the Trust Fund Run which we hope will be a huge success. That Run is Oct. 7th and will Start at Denny’s in Leesburg at 10:30 am. All proceeds will go into the Trust as well.

Thanks to everyone for your concerns and prayers.

God bless you all,

Laurie Konnerth

Laurie Konnerth
October 18 2006 10:02 AM
I really want everyone to know that at no time, did any of us involved and mostly Josh and especially Carla, ever hated Melinda. Honestly, it was obvious very soon after Josh and Melinda started dating that she was troubled. Josh loved and wanted to help her and Carla tried her best to befriend her, but it was not to be. The moment we knew that she killed herself, which was just about 5 min. after it happened, we cried. No one, ever wanted that to happen although we knew when NG pressured her that she would feel backed into a corner and when that happened...she was capable of almost anything. I hope she has some peace now because she was not at peace while alive. She was conflicted and was unable to reason out in her mind why she felt like she did. I am heading out soon to the command center opening. I hope I can meet some of you there. If you are comfortable, please let me know who you are, but I promise to respect your animinity.

Laurie Konnerth
October 20 2006 4:41 PM
Also, I didn't mean to be rude the other night when I didn't answer this..... without looking back and reading, I know someone asked me about the porno thing. The answer to that is yes, I do know all about it. I actually provided that information (print out of site with photo) to the FDLE at the end of August. I swear....the investigator practically skipped into the PD he was so happy to get it. At that time they were finding out more and more about Melinda and were still amazed with her multi-faceted abilities!! Also, just about everything that you see on NG, is info that I have given her... so with that in mind she hasn't had a chance to do anything on the porn yet, so I would like to wait until this evening to see if she is able to get it into the show tonight. Don't want to upstage her, she has been so good to us! Also, I have not given any of the porn stuff to the local media ---although I was tempted at times!!

Laurie Konnerth
October 30, 2006 3:18 PM
LOL!! She has no clue as to how the trust fund is being used. I can promise you that! The trust fund has put up $10,000 for reward money. Any other money that has been spent out of the fund is legitimately covered under the trust fund criteria. I know this because I am the one who set up the trust fund. People just are so judgemental. Anyone that knows me, knows that I absolutely would not let any funds be misused in anyway. The money is to help the cause to find Trenton and help the family with necessities only in the pursuit of finding Trenton. I can verify and document every penny spent and stand by all of my checking writing decision. I am saying this here on **** because I believe in my heart that all of you involved also have nothing but the best of intentions here as well.

Laurie Konnerth
October 30, 2006 3:23 PM
In the beginning when NG first started on this story, Josh was on the show with a lot of questions being asked of him. Then the questions directed to him lessened while she spoke to others about the facts. Josh started to get frustrated because he drove all the way to Orlando to the studio for just those few minutes, but I told him that he needed to not worry about that. That NG is keeping this story national and we needed that. Needless to say, he has done just that. I am very proud of him for putting Trenton above himself.

Laurie Konnerth,
November 01, 2006 11:15 AM
"Before I saw your post I was on the phone with Carla and told her not to let Amber do it. I was in the middle of writing to you all about this petition thing when you said that. Where did Amber put it? She is trying to delete it. Can she? Anyone know?"

November 1, 2006 11:52 AM
There is info that we want out, but not linked to TT in anyway. Today I asked PJ to ask that it get out that the Trust has put up $10,000 of the reward money and the other $5,000 is from FDLE. And I have more little things that we want put out there. Not by just one person, but a few so it doesn't look like we are putting it out there ourselves. I have managed to nix the petition for now with Carla and Josh.

Laurie Konnerth
November 1, 2006 11:54 AM
Thank you. Thank you!! All of you! Whewww...that was a close one!!

Laurie Konnerth
November 3, 2006 11:59 AM
I am a little embarassed that our site had that error. I was with Carla and Josh 100% immediately after their home was searched on the evening of 8/27. After coming back from NYC, I knew I had to get back to work because I was waaayy behind and it was just getting worse. So, I was not around when the website was set up. But, I guess it's better late than never to get the corrections on there.

Laurie Konnerth
November 5 2006 6:00 PM
Hi everyone! I hear some of ****'s best shut down a websleuth thread!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! I would have love to been lurking on that one, but I was with Carla all day accomplishing another mission. Hope y'all are doing good this evening. I haven't read back on anything here in **** yet, but I have a feeling it will take me a while!!! LOL!

Laurie Konnerth
November 5, 2006 9:05 PM
I will ask Turner (Private Investigator PA Turner) tomorrow just why they are posting on these things. I really don't understand it. I also didn't understand why he was writing to Brian's Predictions until he explained it to me. He was baiting him with some non-truthful information. So, I am sure he has his reasons for being on the m-d discussion forum as well.

Laurie Konnerth,
November 06, 2006 01:04:00 AM
"The next day after Trenton's disappearance I more than once told different investigators that Melinda was Narcissistic. I believe that the "pray for me" proves that as well. Just to add a little funny.... I had just gotten my braces on and talking was (and still is at times) very hard for me. To hear me say the word narcissistic had to have been hysterical for everyone, but they held their composure least until they left the room!!!"

Laurie Konnerth
November 6, 2006 12:12 AM
And YES, she did get pregnant on purpose. All of us who were around before she got pregnant told Josh that she would do this and she did. ......

November 6, 2006 10:55 PM
Hi All! How is everyone tonight?? I hope you can forgive me, but I can only scan back and try to read everything, but I did see the question about the Saturday call. This phone call NEVER happened. I was told that myself by Josh over a month ago. So, what else have I missed??

Laurie Konnerth
November 6, 2006 11:37 PM
I remember when Carla had her baby shower for her. My daughter, Danae, a I went with very nice gifts. I was surprised at Melinda's reaction because for once she seemed surprisingly appreciative and thankful for everyone being there. It was as though we thought she saw the light.... But...our bubble was burst not long after when we found out she returned almost ALL of the gifts she received. Not because she had everything already, but for the money!!

Laurie Konnerth
November 6 2006 11:58 PM
We knew we would never figure her out. We tried to convince Josh too, but he was in "love". I don't know that Carla ever loved her "like a daughter", but she would have treated her as part of the family no matter what. That is why she never pressed charges for the bite on her arm. She only wanted her to get help. Even after all of the things that happened in between that Oct.31 until July 3, she never wanted to press charges. After July 3, when Melinda pulled he e-mail scam, that was it... all bets were off then and she attempted to press the charges. I didn't blame her one bit. Or should that have been bite!!!

Laurie Konnerth
November 8 2006 4:41 PM
'Just wanted to say evening to everyone and tell you what a good job you are are doing in your multiple personality roles! I am doing mucho paperwork now so I can't play, but when I feel like being schizophrenic, I will join in!' –

Laurie Konnerth
November 9, 2006 8:58 PM
"Well, I have it from excellent sources that there hasn't been much activity around her ofice in downtown Leesburg at all! She is not a well known attorney at all. I never heard of her until Melinda obtained her and I have no idea why she picked her. I swear... don't laugh because I'm serious.. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't have their own thing going! Honestly it is something Melinda would definiately. Of course I wouldn't want that out there. MOO

Laurie Konnerth
November 11, 2006 7:48 PM
She planned everything. She even makes note of it in her suicide note. This leads me to believe that although she may have thought about killing herself, I don't think she had planned to do it on that particular day.

Laurie Konnerth,
November 11 2006 8:12 PM
When Josh first started all of this he hired a Mary Hatcher. Cost Carla $8,000 and did nothing. That is one of the reasons why... when Josh said he was going to go back to Melinda, that Carla slapped him. She had been trough so much and was broke. Kevin broke her, Josh broke her and she was struggling to keep the flower shop opened. I know this because I lent her a large sum of money to help. So, when there time to have an attorney represent him again, Josh just thought he could do it on his own. I would go with him, but I wasn't allowed to speak... only sit there and he was pretty stubborn ... being young and thinking he could handle it.. he didn't always listen to my advise. ....

Laurie Konnerth
November 11, 2006 10:14 PM
Actually.. to tell the whole story, my daughter and I staked out the apartment where Trenton went missing from for several hours one night waiting for them to come home... I just wanted to see Josh & Trent so I knew they were okay, but they never showed. That's when I called Nancy. And yes, it has been hard for me, but not near as hard as it is for Carla! I feel so bad for her. But she is strong and is hanging in there, just like Josh.

Laurie Konnerth
November 11, 2006 10:35 PM
All the way to the police station that night, I kept saying to Danae, "What has she done now?" Each and everyone of us that night told LE that we definiately thought it was Melinda. No doubts at all. We just could not let that information out to the media etc. for everyone's protection.

Laurie Konnerth,
November 11 2006 10:56 PM
"I was the only one of our "group" who knew who NG was.. (I have watched her for a long time) and I know Melinda did not know who she was or what she was up against either."

Laurie Konnerth
November 11, 2006 11:14 PM
Yes, that is right. I never told him who she was either. Neither did Mark Lunsford. But, when we were walking out of the studio, I said to Mark something like Melinda had no idea what she was in for and if she did, she wouldn't go on the show. Mark laughed and said "You can bet she never will again" Little did he know how positive that statement would be.

Laurie Konnerth
November 15 2006 11:49 PM
Kitty- This is NOT TRUE. PI had nothing to do with it. Our local CBS station reporter told Josh (I was standing there) that they had it for a while but were sitting on it. And Josh had no idea how or where they got it. There is absolutely no way that Josh would have anything to do with putting that kind of thing about Melinda out there. He hasn't so far, why start now. I have no idea, because I don't read all of these things, but if you can, can you please put it out there that the PI cannot take the credit for this because he had nothing to d with it. Also, anyone else if you see this anywhere else, can you please do your best to tell the truth. I am calling this reporter in the morning and asking that he make that correction, I trust he will, but just in case...please help. Thank you all!!

Laurie Konnerth
November 25, 2006 8:21 PM
And oh, BTW as far as the trust fund goes... I have my ducks in a row.... ain't skeered!!! is what the judge is going to do to their "case" when he closes it!

Laurie Konnerth
November 26, 2006 6:35 PM
Thank you!!! I just read something negative today and asked Josh about it too!. I'm so glad to hear that. I'm not at the center. I have my lap full of Trust Fund stuff. Getting my ducks in a row so to speak even though I do not believe this law suit will go anywhere.

Laurie Konnerth
December 10, 2006 2:23 AM
When this thing is over...I want to speak out to everyone about what these nimrods and Eubank followers have put us through. Not that it's bad enough Trenton has been gone all of this time and we don't know where he is, but to have our good intentions and credibility be questioned with every move we make is really hard to keep dealing with everyday.

Laurie Konnerth
December 13, 2006 11:57 PM
TT had thought about going out into Ocala with 4-wheelers, etc. but the reality was and still is that TT has from the very first night knew who was behind this and always believed Trenton to be alive. So, for TT to go digging and searching would have meant to us that we were looking for a dead body. We just never thought that was the probability.

Laurie Konnerth -
December 18, 2006
I'm new here so hello everyone. I have a question about the trust
fund. Does anyone know if trere are any other cases like the Lunsford case who had
to publically make the trust money spent available to the public. i guess i'm
wondering if this is normal or what?

Laurie Konnerth
May 6 21:07:20 2007
As far as SSI goes, they are very off the case and have been since they decided to change their phone number and not return our calls or e-mails. I just recently investigated this and found that Turner's license expired. Personally, I NEVER liked them and was suspicious of them from the beginning. I also never was comfortable with Mouseffects either.

Laurie Konnerth
Dec. 18th, 2007
Of course, Trenton is my major concern and has been for over 4 years.

Laurie Konnerth
May 6, 2007:
Let me tell you a quick story then I gotta go. There was a time when we lost all contact with Josh & Trenton when he got back with Melinda. It went on for months. This was during the time that the false reports were being made by Josh and Melinda. YES... JOSH! He knows he was wrong, but Carla has forgiven, of course. The allegations were all lies. Trust me. Anyway, a couple of months went by. No one had talked to Josh. I took it upon myself, with my daughter, to go to that apartment and sit there for a couple of hours waiting for Josh to come home. All I wanted to do was SEE him and Trenton. Just to see if they were alive. You see, we never really knew what Melinda was capable of doing. Josh used to sleep on the couch with one eye opened because he was afraid.

December 11, 2006 11:10 PM
Josh has a different attorney than NG. Her attorney is out of Atlanta and Josh's is in Orlando. And yes, the attorney has been provided by CNN after a little negotiation! I have no doubt that NG's attorney has responded as well.

So, herein lies the answer to the questions “Why Didn’t LE Believe Melinda? And “Why Didn’t Nancy Grace Believe Melnda?” And…who was the driving force behind the campaign?