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Williamson County officials make headway in 1979 'orange socks' cold case

According to DNA evidence discovered on the victim's socks, officials found that two or more males may have been involved.
Credit: Williamson County Sheriff's Office

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — The Williamson County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday announced a new discovery in the 1979 "orange socks" cold case.

Sheriff Robert Chody said that preliminary forensic evidence testing on DNA found on the victim's socks revealed two or more male contributors.

He said it is unknown how much or if the quantity of the other contributors' DNA is sufficient for further testing, as they are still in the preliminary testing stages. 

The sheriff also said the DNA is still being processed to separate the contributors and generate possible profiles.

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