HOUSTON -- The stolen SUV that belonged to two women found dead near a convenience store in Bolivar was recovered in Houston Friday, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office said.
Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson, both 24, were found murdered on Port Bolivar on March 7. The bodies were found next to a dumpster outside the Fisherman’s Cove store in the 700 block of State Highway 87.
Detectives believe the women, who were involved in a relationship, were killed somewhere else and dumped at the store.
The 2006 Kia Sorento was found at the DeWitt Wrecker Service storage lot located at 13523 Conklin in Houston. The Sorento had been towed from Ritz Carabret, in the 10520 block of the Gulf Freeway, after management called the wrecker service for the abandoned vehicle.
A Houston police officer, who was at the storage lot on an unrelated investigation, was asked by the wrecker service to check the vehicle because it had no license plates. When the officer checked the vehicle identification number, it was shown to be stolen.
The sheriff’s office is processing the vehicle for evidence. Once the evidence is collected, the DNA, fingerprints and other evidence will be submitted to the FBI’s Crime Lab for analysis.
Cosby’s father, James Larry Cosby, is charged with 2 counts of tampering with evidence in connection with the death of his daughter and Jackson, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.