Officials identify victim in 1979 'orange socks' cold case

Officials have identified the victim known as 'orange socks.' ​​

In 1979, a passerby found her nude and bruised body in a concrete culvert on Halloween day. For almost 40 years, nobody has claimed her leaving detectives wondering not only who she is, but also who killed her. 

Deputies gave her the name 'orange socks' because that's all she had on her body.

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody took to Twitter on Tuesday night to announce that a crucial break had been made in the 40-year-old cold case. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office will be holding a press conference on Wednesday, August 7 to elaborate on the new developments in the investigation. 



Earlier this year, Williamson County Cold Case Unit issued a new sketch of 'orange socks.' Officials also asked the public to "opt in" for genealogy databases.

FOX 7 Austin will stream the press conference.



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