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TX ORANGE SOCKS: WF, 15-30, found in Georgetown, TX - 31 October 1979 *GRAPHIC**Debra Jackson*

Discussion in 'Identified!' started by Scorpio, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

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  2. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member


    Circumstances of Discovery:
    The victim was located near Interstate 35 in a culvert 9.4 miles south of the Williamson and Bell County line.

    Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas confessed to the victim's murder in 1982, three years after her death. He informed authorities that he picked her up while she was hitchhiking in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the day before her murder in 1979. He claimed that her name may have been "Judy" or "Joanie." Lucas was convicted of her murder in 1984 and sentenced to death; he recanted his confession shortly thereafter. Texas Governor George W. Bush commuted Lucas' death sentence to life in prison shortly before his execution due to the doubt which emerged in this case.

    Aside from Lucas' possible involvement in this case, authorities are searching for an anonymous female caller who phoned them on three separate occasions with information regarding this case. The caller claimed that she saw the victim hitchhiking near Georgetown the day of her murder.

    Nicknamed "Orange Socks," the victim is buried in a grave marked "Unidentified Woman" in Georgetown, Texas.

    Jewelry: Large, elongated oval-shaped silver ring with an abalone shell or mother of pearl-like stone in the center.

    Additional Personal Items: Two matchbooks were found at the scene; one was from a Motel 6, the other from a Holiday Inn in Henryetta, Oklahoma. The only other evidence was determined to be a makeshift sanitary napkin, which was labeled among the evidence as a bloody towel.
  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

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    Scorpio Bronze Member



    On October 31, 1979, the body of an Unidentified white female was located in a drainage culvert near Interstate Highway 35 in Georgetown, Texas (Williamson County). It is believed she had been deceased 1-2 days prior to recovery. The Jane Doe is believed to have been between 15 and 30 years of age. She was 5’9" and weighed 158 lbs. She had brown hair with a reddish tint, approximately 10 inches long and hazel eyes. She had thick eyebrows and pierced ears. The Jane Doe was described as being unkempt and it appears as if she had spent an extended period of time without the benefit of standard hygienic care. Her fingernails were painted red, of medium length and dirty. Her toenails were excessively long. She had numerous hyperpigmented roughly rounded scars on her lower legs and ankles, which could be attributed to bug bites in various stages of healing. The Jane Doe was found wearing orange socks and a rectangular silver and abalone shell ring on her middle finger.
  5. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member


    The following people have been ruled out as being this decedent:
    Susan Cooke 1954 Washington
    Pinkie Davis-Herron 1956 Texas
    Nancy Jason 1958 Maryland
    Nancy Jason 1958 Maryland
    Martha Morriosn Unknown Oregon
    Sharon Pretorius 1960 Ohio
    Kathleen Rodgers 1956 California

    MULDER Bronze Member

    Thanks Scorpio :thankyou:

    Here are the NAMUS RULE-OUTS for 'Orange Socks' Profile -
    Martha Morriosn has no profile page available under that spelling of her surname.
    I tried it under the spelling MORRISON (as I think there maybe a mistake in the database spelling) - but still no profile appeared.
    NANCY JASON has been entered twice into the database ruleouts and has 2 entries.



    2 & 3. PROFILE FOR PINKIE DAVIS-HERRON— This persons name has been entered twice as a Rule-Out in the Database


    5. MARTHA Morriosn
    This record no longer is available under the spelling MARTHA MORRIOSN or MARTHA MORRISON



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  7. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

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  9. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    Her description sounds like either of 2 things... She was mentally disabled or "slow" or she could have been a transient or possibly a prostitute... Maybe all 3?
    Oh the poor thing. So heartbreaking
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  10. MULDER

    MULDER Bronze Member

    WoW - I can see why Sharon was submitted as a possible match - I hope NAMUS can add her to the list if she is a rule-out.
    Thanks Scorpio
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    MULDER Bronze Member

    Her profile makes me think that she really was a very lonely, abandoned and forgotten soul :(
    Life must have been so difficult for her.
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    spike Bronze Member

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  14. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    There has been speculation that this lady could have had acromegaly, which is a hormonal condition caused by an excess of growth hormone in adults, which results in the overgrowth of bones in the face, hands, feet and internal organs. It's possible that this condition might have made her unrecognizable.
  15. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    VERY good point @Scorpio I know next to nothing about this case but that is a great possibility.
  16. MULDER

    MULDER Bronze Member

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  17. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

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  18. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'm really surprised it's not her!
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    patsella Bronze Member

    Me too, she looks like what I think orange socks would have looked like in life.
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  20. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    Omg how can it not be her? Well.... DNA I suppose but wow, just wow...
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