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  • Aug 18, 2019 |

    1979 'Orange Socks' cold case victim identified as Debra Jackson of Abilene

    The victim in a Williamson County cold case in which a woman was found dead wearing only orange socks near Georgetown has been identified.
    Author: Drew Knight, Hank Cavagnaro KVUE
    Published: 7:33 PM CDT August 6, 2019
    Updated: 5:59 AM CDT August 8, 2019

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — Williamson County officials have finally identified the woman who was found dead about 40 years ago wearing only orange socks.

    Sheriff Robert Chody made the announcement on Tuesday, revealing more details in a press conference on Wednesday.

    The victim has been identified as Debra Jackson of Abilene, Texas, who died at the age of 23 from apparent strangulation. She was found dead on Oct. 31, 1979, off of Interstate Highway 35 north of Georgetown in a concrete drainage ditch near Walburg Road.

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