Unfortunately, her search ended with a tragic discovery. She was led to a website honoring 35 Syracuse University students. One face stood out: that of Kenneth Bissett.
He looked just like her father, so she checked his birthday and made the connection. But then she realized the website was a memorial site.
'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 21 when he died. 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.