Debra Jackson

40 years after her death, Debra Jackson of Abilene identified as ‘Orange Socks’, by Claire Osborn, “Statesman” — After Jackson’s sister saw her sketch on television, she provided her DNA to a nonprofit group called the DNA Doe Project that was working with the sheriff’s office. Jackson’s DNA and her sister’s DNA test results matched when they were loaded into a genealogy database called GEDmatch, said Jackie Jones, a member of the DNA Doe Project who spoke at the press conference

FOX 7 Discussion: How Debra Jackson was identified, by Lauren Reid, “Fox 7 Austin” — After four decades, the woman strangled and left behind along I-35, wearing nothing but “orange socks” has been identified. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said an updated forensic sketch of unidentified victim was the key