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Sheriff's deputies make an arrest in connection with the double homicide

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GALVESTON COUNTY -

A Houston man has been arrested in connection with the murder of two women whose bodies were found next to a dumpster in Port Bolivar.

Sheriff's Deputies arrested James Larry Cosby, 46, of Houston.  Cosby is charged with 2 counts of tampering with evidence in connection with the death of his daughter, Britney Cosby, 24, and her friend Crystal Jackson, 24.

Cosby is currently held in the Galveston County Jail on a total of $500,000.00 bonds.

The Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office ruled that Britney Cosby died from blunt force trauma and Jackson was killed by a gunshot wound.

This investigation is still ongoing which may lead to charges being upgraded to capital murder.

Deputies are still searching for the victim's vehicle, a silver 2006 Kia Sorrento.  Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Sheriff's Office TIPLINE at 866-248-8477 or Galveston County Crimestoppers at 409-763-8477.

Crystal Jackson was the mother of a 5-year-old girl.  Family members said she and Cosby were in Galveston to celebrate Mardi Gras.

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