Post submitted by Samantha Masters, HRC Youth & Campus Outreach Assistant

Little is known about the violent crime that claimed the lives of two women over the weekend, but local authorities are not ruling out a hate crime. The bodies of Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby, who were a couple for two years, were found near a dumpster in Galveston, Texas, on Friday.

Police have few leads and have reported that Cosby was beaten to death and Jackson was shot. A prayer vigil was held for the victims this afternoon.

Police in Galveston have released a sketch of the man suspected of the couple’s murder along with details about the couple’s car—a silver Kia Sorrento with paper tags—which has not yet been located. Authorities are asking that anyone with information about the victim's death or the stolen vehicle call the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 866-248-8477.

We offer our sincerest and deepest condolences to the families and friends of Crystal and Britney. Please share this with friends and family in the area so that the carriage of justice may come swiftly to these victims and their loved ones.

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