Today we mourn the losses of Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby. A beer deliveryman found the two women’s bodies next to a convenience store dumpster in Port Bolivar, Galveston County, Texas on Friday.
The two 24-year-old black women, who had been together for two years and lived together in Houston, were murdered in different ways and their bodies likely moved after the fact. Cosby’s car, a silver 2006 Kia Sorento, is missing and could be key in finding who killed the women. Police haven’t released many more details.
Jackson had a five-year-old daughter, and they both had sisters who are mourning and furious.
Relatives said the couple went to Galveston for Mardi Gras, and they’re looking for answers.
“Just come forward, just to give us closure as a family. Just come forward, ’cause we need closure at this point,” said Cosby’s sister, McDade Cosby.
Police will declare cause of death after autopsies. They’ve released a sketch of a person of interest.
Without more details, we don’t know if the women were murdered because they were lesbians, in a carjacking, or for no reason at all. But we don’t need to know the excuse for their deaths to mourn the loss of two women who loved each other.
It reminds me of another case in Texas from two years ago when a teenage lesbian couple was attacked — one survived, one didn’t — and the killer was never found. Like this case, they didn’t know what motivated the attack, or if their sexual orientation came into play. Let’s hope that this time, we get more answers.