Houston Lesbians Found Murdered Near Galveston Dumpster

by Winnie McCroy
EDGE Editor
Monday Mar 10, 2014

Two Houston lesbians who went to Galveston, Texas, for Mardi Gras were found dead near a Dumpster in Port Bolivar on Friday, March 7. The local ABC13 affiliate reported that 24-year-old Crystal Jackson and her partner of two years, 24-year-old Britney Cosby, headed out to celebrate but that the two ended up dead.

In an earlier story by ABC1300, the Galveston County Sheriff's Office said that deputies were called out to the 700 block of State Highway 87 around 7:45 a.m. after a beer salesman found the bodies of the two African-American women near the Dumpster outside the Fisherman's Wharf store.

"He went outside the building to throw away the boxes. When he did he found the bodies; he thought they were mannequins at first," said Brett Brannen, another beer sales.

Family members were distraught as Jackson's father told ABC13 in another report that he last heard from his daughter, who was a security guard with a five-year-old daughter, on Wednesday. Crosby, who was a barista at Starbucks, lived with her partner at her great grandmother's home.

"I never heard from them anymore, and that night I didn’t hear from her," said Crosby’s great-grandmother, Annie Lee Cosby.

Both families are now pleading for the killers to be found, with Cosby’s sister, McDade Cosby, saying: "Just come forward, just to give us closure as a family."

Police say the women were not sexually assaulted or tortured, but were killed in different ways by one or multiple people, and may have been murdered elsewhere before their bodies were moved. They are searching for Cosby’s silver 2006 Kia Sorrento, with paper tags.

Anyone with info should call the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 866-248-8477. They are also circulating a composite drawing of a possible suspect, last seen with the women and in their vehicle.

"What did they do to you to kill my sister?" asked Jackson’s sister, Lequetia Jackson. "You beat my sister up and you just, you messed her up to the point she can’t breathe no more."

Winnie McCroy is the Women on the EDGE Editor, HIV/Health Editor, and Assistant Entertainment Editor for EDGE Media Network, handling all women's news, HIV health stories and theater reviews throughout the U.S. She has contributed to other publications, including The Village Voice, Gay City News, Chelsea Now and The Advocate, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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