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Autopsies reveal causes of death in murders of Texas lesbian couple

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson (left), and a police sketch of a man sought in connection with their murders.

Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson (left), and a police sketch of a man sought in connection with their murders.

PORT BOLIVAR, Texas — Officials in Galveston County, Texas, said Monday that the deaths of a lesbian couple from Houston have officially been ruled as homicides.

Autopsies on the bodies of the two women found outside a Port Bolivar convenience store last week determined that Britney Cosby, 24, died of blunt force trauma, and Crystal Jackson, 24, was shot to death, reported the Galveston Daily News.

Maj. Darrell Isaacks said authorities are waiting for additional results from the autopsies.

Detectives investigating the double homicide suspect the women were killed elsewhere, likely between 9 p.m. Thursday and about 7:45 a.m. Friday, and their bodies were driven to Port Bolivar, they were dumped near a metal garbage dumpster.

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Investigators have not determined a motive in the killings, and that it’s still unclear if their murder would be considered a hate crime. Family members said the two women had been together for two years.

Late Sunday, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office released a sketch of a suspect in connection with the murders, describing the suspect as a black man in his late 20s or early 30s, 5 foot 11 inches to 6 feet tall with an average build, a slight mustache and a small soul-patch-type of beard.

Sheriff Henry Trochesset said the man was last seen with Jackson and Cosby in the womens’ car, a 2006 Kia Sorento with gray trim that has paper plates.

Witnesses or anyone with information regarding the case are encouraged to contact the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office tip line at (866) 248-8477.

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