Texas police identify 'Orange Socks' woman dead for 40 years

Authorities have used DNA testing to identify a Texas woman found dead 40 years ago and previously known as "Orange Socks" for the only clothing on her body

GEORGETOWN, Texas -- Authorities have used DNA testing to identify a Texas woman found dead 40 years ago and previously known as "Orange Socks" for the only clothing on her body.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office identified 23-year-old Debra Jackson of Abilene, Texas, as the woman found dumped near Georgetown, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) north of Austin on Halloween 1979.

Sheriff Robert Chody (CHOH'-dee) says Jackson left home in 1977 and wasn't reported missing.

Authorities haven't identified a suspect in Jackson's death.