GEORGETOWN, Texas (KWTX) The mystery of the identity of a woman who was found shot to death in September 1989 in Williamson County has been solved through genetic genealogy analysis, authorities announced Wednesday.
The victim, whom investigators had dubbed “Corona Girl” because of the T-shirt she was wearing when she was killed, which bore Corona beer logos, was identified as Sue Ann Huskey of Sulphur Springs.
Her body was found on Sep. 25, 1989, along Interstate 35 in Jarrell.
Huskey, who was shot repeatedly, had been dead for at least two weeks when her body was found.
She went unidentified for nearly 30 years.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office contacted the DNA Doe Project in April 2018, but initial attempts to extract DNA from the remains were unsuccessful, authorities said.
But in July 2019, the International Commission on Missing Persons in The Hauge was able to extract enough DNA from tooth and bone samples to allow the DNA Doe Project to proceed with genetic genealogy analysis, authorities said.
A tentative identification was made in December and was confirmed after a member of Huskey’s family provided a DNA sample.