A mom learned the Lockerbie bombing indirectly affected her this week after tragically learning that her long-lost son was killed in the bombing back in 1988. Torn mother Carol King-Eckersley has been adamantly searching for her son for quite some time, and her quest to discover his identity ended with learning he died in the sad incident. AOL News offers what happened on her heartbreaking find this Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.
The Lockerbie bombing claimed the lives of dozens of students years ago, but only recently has 65-year-old Carol King-Eckersely found that her son was killed in that same bombing. The mom decided to give up her son back in 1967, back when she was only 19 years old and a new, unmarried mother. However, the sudden death of her husband this year encouraged the torn mother to start looking for her son and reunite with the long-lost child.
Sadly, her search — which lasted weeks — culminated this week with a harrowing discovery. While looking online, she found a memorial website that honored a total of 35 Syracuse University students who lost their lives in the bombing. The face of Kenneth Bissett was one that seemed to “float” out of the page at her, she said in a statement, leading to the mom Lockerbie bombing discovery.
According to the press release, the young man looked so similar to her father that she opted to perform some background research on his birthday (which coincided with the torn mom’s own child) and realized that it was indeed her son. It took her a minute to recall that this site, sadly enough, was in memory of people who had died in the Lockerbie bombing.
'I said, 'My God. It's him.' But I said, 'Why are they only showing a part of his life? That's not right.' It was right. And I just said, 'My God. My baby's dead.''
“It turns out Bissett was one of the victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. He had been flying home after spending a term in London. Bissett was only 21 years old when he was killed. King-Eckersley, who lives in Oregon, said it had always been her hope that one day the son she gave away would show up at her door.”