Orange Socks Jane Doe Murder - Texas - 1979 Mar 25, 2014 12:11:31 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Mar 25, 2014 12:11:31 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: doenetwork.org)
Authorities in Texas are trying to identify a woman who was murdered in 1979. AMW aired this case in 1998.
On Oct 31, 1979, the remains of an unidentified white female, in her early to mid 20's were found off Interstate 35 in Williamson County, Texas. She was called Orange Socks Jane Doe because she was found nude, except for a pair of orange socks. She had a large oval-shaped silver ring and had excellent teeth with no sign of dental work. She was strangled to death hours before she was found. An important clue was that she had two matchbooks, one from a Holiday Inn in Henryetta, Oklahoma.
In 1982, the infamous serial killer Henry Lee Lucas confessed to this murder. He claimed that he picked her up in Oklahoma City and killed her after they stopped at a truck stop to eat. Texas Governor George W. Bush commuted Lucas's death sentence to life imprisonment due to doubt that emerged in this case. Lucas confessed to 350-600 murders in total in order to get better prison living conditions. It was revealed that investigators would give Lucas case details and then he would confess to the crime. Among the crimes he confessed to was the murder of Jimmy Hoffa and the delivering of poison to infamous Jonestown cult leader Jim Jones. In the Orange Socks case, investigators later found a timecard that placed Lucas in Florida at the time of Orange Socks Jane Doe's murder. Lucas later said that he confessed to the murder in an effort for "legal suicide". Lucas died in prison in 2001. He was also the supposed accomplice to Otis Toole, who was later named the killer of Adam Walsh, even though Lucas wasn't involved in the Adam Walsh murder.
Investigators are also trying to identify an anonymous female caller who called them three times about this murder. She claimed she saw the victim hitchhiking near Georgetown, Texas on the day of the murder.
Thoughts? I think we can all agree that Henry Lee Lucas is not the killer of Orange Socks Jane Doe. However, the only guess I have is that someone picked up the victim while she was hitchhiking and murdered her.
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