Community leaders plead for answers in women's death in Galveston County

Galveston Co. detectives have only a sketch and no motive to go along with it. Now community leaders are hoping to change that
March 11, 2014 4:13:28 PM PDT
Two women were murdered and their bodies left next to a dumpster in Port Bolivar. No one is in custody and it seems investigators still don't have a motive. But community activists are hoping to change that.

The mysterious murder of 24-year-olds Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby had a group of the Houston-area victims' friends, as well as concerned community members, coming together in Bolivar Peninsula. They canvassed the area, passing out fliers with a composite sketch of a person of interest and the couple's silver 2006 Kia Sorrento, which is still missing.

Volunteers say they're hoping their presence can help generate leads into whoever killed and left the victim's bodies near a dumpster behind a grocery store on Texas 87 last week.

"When I heard the story about how a family woke up and got that phone call all parents, their worst nightmare to get that kind of phone call, it just touched my heart and felt like I could come and give them some support and let them know that there are people in this world that still care and still find the need to reach out to a fellow man and give them the support they need in this time of terrible tragedy," community member Yvonne Shuman said.

After the group finishes its search, they held a prayer vigil for the victims.

"This could be your family member," community activist Quanell X said. "The no-snitch policy has no place in our community or among our people."

"I know we all have to leave here, but it's not right to take someone's life and throw them away like garbage. It's just wrong. It's wrong," Cosby's grandmother Patricia Nixon said.

Galveston County Sheriff's Office investigators say they are looking at all avenues working leads right now, including checking video from the ferry and other parts of this island.

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.

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