GALVESTON, Texas — Investigators in Galveston County, Texas, have released a sketch of a suspect in connection with the deaths of a lesbian couple from Houston whose bodies were found outside a South Texas convenience store on Friday.
The victims, identified as Britney Cosby, 24, and Crystal Jackson, 24, had been been together for two years according to family members.
Relatives said the two women went to Galveston for Mardi Gras last week, and were last heard from on Wednesday.
The police sketch describes the man as a black man in his late 20s or early 30s, 5 foot 11 inches to 6 feet tall with an average build. He has a slight mustache and a small soul-patch-type of beard, according to the sketch released Sunday night.
Sheriff Henry Trochesset said the man was last seen with Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby in the womens’ car, a 2006 Kia Sorento with gray trim that has paper plates, reports The Galveston Daily News.
Investigators have not found the vehicle.
Authorities said Crosby and Jackson were killed in different ways, and it’s possible the suspects murdered them elsewhere and moved their bodies.
Investigators have not yet indicated if the motive in the killings would be considered a hate crime.
They are conducting interviews of possible witnesses and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in the composite drawing.
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at (866) 248-8477 or (409) 766-2322.