Investigators Find Blood In Vehicle Recovered In Murder Investigation Of Texas Lesbian Couple

The discovery of the vehicle — what could be the first major break in the case — “helps connect the dots” in the investigation, authorities told BuzzFeed.

Courtesy Galveston County Sheriff's Office

The vehicle Texas authorities sought in connection with the murders of Britney Cosby and her girlfriend Crystal Jackson, a lesbian couple, has been recovered, and police told BuzzFeed it contains evidence of a crime scene, such as blood.

“We did find a crime scene inside the vehicle,” said Maj. Darrell Isaacks of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. “Our investigators found some blood. They are processing the car now and seeing if they can find any more evidence in there.”

Investigators at the sheriff’s office believe the vehicle, a 2006 Kia Sorento, was used to transport Cosby and Jackson to the spot where their bodies were found behind a convenience store dumpster on Bolivar Peninsula, near Galveston, Texas, on March 7.

Isaacks said the discovery of the vehicle “helps connect the dots” in the murder investigation, but also that “we still have a lot to do to determine who killed these two girls.” Cosby was found dead from trauma to the head, and Jackson died from a gunshot wound. They were both 24.

Cosby’s father, James Larry Cosby Jr., is being held in Galveston County Jail on $500,000 bail after he was charged with two counts of tampering with evidence in connection with the deaths of the women.

The vehicle was obtained by the sheriff’s office after a Houston Police Department officer on an unrelated case discovered it without license plates at a car storage lot on April 17 in Houston. A lot employee pointed out the Sorento to the officer, and after running the VIN number, authorities connected the vehicle to Britney Cosby, Isaacks said.

Prior to the storage lot, investigators believe the vehicle was left in the parking lot of the Ritz Cabaret, a Houston strip club, for over a month, but Isaacks said that investigators were unable to obtain surveillance footage from the club because security cameras were not working. “Nothing’s lining up,” Isaacks said. “Let’s put it that way.”

A message was left for management at the Ritz Club seeking comment.

Previously, Capt. Barry Cook of the Galveston Sheriff’s Office said the missing car was spotted with a man behind the wheel, reported the Houston Chronicle.

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