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It was May 19th, 1983, in Springfield, Oregon, in the middle of an otherwise peaceful, cool spring night, a car arrived at McKensie Willamette Hospital. Diane Downs and her three children had been shot, Cheryl's seven was dead and Danny, three, and Kristy, eight, had life threatening injuries a year later. Diane herself was found guilty for the shootings. In the 80s, this was a shocking headline story of Fatal Attraction. Authorities believed Diane's infatuation with a married man who said he had no interest in being a father to anyone's children was the possible motive behind her shooting her three kids.

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One year later, at her trial, she was pregnant. That child was Becky Babcock. So I was 11 and still needed a babysitter. It was the same babysitter that I'd had since I was very, very young. I can remember the moment like it was yesterday, which is so weird. I can't remember exactly what was said. But I remember standing at the top of the stairs. I was in the doorway of my bedroom. She was in the hallway and I just thought, I am going to ask, I'm going to find the answers that I want.

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I'm just not going to stop until I know who my biological mother was. I talked to the babysitter and made it sound like I already knew she had said, oh, so you know, Diane Downs. And that was at that point how I had a name. After Becky learned her mother's identity as a teen, it began to affect her life. My name is Melissa Moore. My father was Keith Jesperson, a serial murderer known as a happy face killer.

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After reckoning with my father's past and my own struggles of living in his dark legacy, I decided to reach out to others like me. It's almost like I'm across the table from Diane Downs. I mean, it's a different age, it's a different demeanor, but there are some similarities that are clearly there. And so when I called and rule in Seattle, I just said, you know, I think I met Diane Downs trial, the one she gave birth to the trial, because, oh, I will definitely get a DNA test because I've been approached by all kinds of people who say they were the baby of Diane Downs.

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And I said, OK, and this is the right person. I don't need a DNA test. I could see it. I've talked to her for years.

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Becky has tried to come to terms with her mother is. But one mystery has haunted her. Who is her biological father? When I watched the twenty twenty piece where Becky meets and she asks, and who is my father? And and says, I can't tell you. She's what I call a jackpot match.

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Did you find Becky's biological father?

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Join me as we search for the answer and explore Becky's and her mother's past on this season of Happy Face, present to Face.