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US woman's search for son ends in Lockerbie heartbreak

Published on Dec 15, 2013 8:28 PM

LONDON (AFP) - A US woman traced the son she gave up for adoption only to find that he had died in the Lockerbie plane bombing 25 years ago, a report said on Sunday.

Mrs Carol King-Eckersley, 65, from Oregon, decided last year to search for the baby boy she gave up at birth when she was 19, according to a BBC documentary.

She knew his adopted name - Kenneth Bissett - but her hopes of a reunion were dashed when earlier this year she found the name on a Lockerbie remembrance page.

"270 people died in that tragedy and one of those happened to be the only child I ever had. And I didn't even know it until last April," Mrs King-Eckersley told the BBC.

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