to connectVideoFoul play is suspected in the death of 21-year-old Ole Miss student
A deputy found the Ally, Kostial, the body will be in the neighborhood of Sardis Lake, while on a routine patrol.
A 22-year-old man was taken into custody on Monday in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old female University of Mississippi student who was found dead in the vicinity of the lake, officials confirmed to Fox News.
The body of the city of Alexandria “Ally” Kostial was found on Saturday morning in Harmontown, about 20 miles from the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Miss. The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, told FOX13 that the “foul play” was clear, and her body was discovered by an officer on patrol. She had been shot multiple times and was most recently spotted out in a bar on a Friday night.
On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office confirmed to Fox News that the 22-year-old Brandon Theesfeld, had been arrested in connection with the Kostial, the murder and was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center. Theesfeld, was arrested around 2 a.m. on Monday by officers from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations.
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Theesfeld has not yet appeared in court and is currently scheduled to occur at a given point in time on Tuesday. For the university, confirmed to Fox News that Theesfeld was a student in the School of Business Administration, and has been suspended from the university.
“We would like to thank the family of Alexandria for their patience and trust in Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department,” the department told Fox News.
The body of 21-year-old Alexandria “Ally” Kostial was found on Saturday morning in Harmontown, Miss. the agents of the patrol.
The 21-year-old was last seen stopping in front of the door of a bar in Italy, but apparently it’s not. Instead, officials told WLBT-TV that Kostial was going to go home at around midnight, before, apparently, with the leave of the house, unbeknownst to her family.
It is not clear how Kostial got a friend to Harmontown.
Her body was found on the north side of Sardis Lake, in an isolated area known as ” Buford’s Ridge, that would be too much for students. On Monday, government officials told WLBT-TV that, Kostial, was shot eight times.
“Sardis was a very popular place for a lot of students will take place during the day on the water or just hanging out around there,” Ole Miss senior, Kelly Randell, he told WMC-TV.
It is a place where people supposedly go to in order to ride Atv’s at the bottom of the lake where the water level is too low, but last weekend’s flooding kept many people away.
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Her father, Keith Kostial, share it on Facebook, the government officials told him that the death was a homicide.
“Yesterday, a Saturday afternoon, we visited the Sunset Hills, MO Police department, who communicated to us that our lovely lady of Alexandria (Ally) Kostial, was the victim of a homicide,” he wrote. “As of now, it is believed the offence occurred in Lafayette County, MS”
The killing has drawn a response from several agencies. Deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab to be “active” in the business, in addition to the University of Mississippi Police Department and the Oxford Police Department.
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The officers of the sheriff’s office, however, said that they would not be releasing any additional information at this time.
“Well, We’ll release it when it’s appropriate, and not before,” sheriff’s officials said.
Kostial was from California. In st. Louis, Missouri, and is a 2016 graduate of Lindbergh high School. The 21-year-old was working toward a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi.
Friends described the 21-year-old as “a lovely, lovely person” on the inside and the outside.
“They’re probably the most beautiful human being I’ve ever met,” Anna Pasco, told WMC-TV. “It’s just hard for me because all I can think about when I see her face and what she went through, what she’s thinking, what she was saying. It has been very difficult.”
Fox News’ Kimberly Wagner contributed to this report.