Classmate Arrested In Brutal Murder Of University Student

A University of Mississippi Student Brandon Theesfeld, 22 years old, has been arrested and charged for allegedly murdering a 21 years old sorority sister Alexandria Ally Kostial, who was found shot dead near Ole Miss Campus over the weekend.

Kostial, 21, of St. Louis, was found dead Saturday night in the Harmontown community near Sardis Lake, about 30 miles from campus.

Theesfeld and Kostial were fellow students at the university's School of Business Administration, Ole Miss spokesman Rod Guajardo said.

Theesfeld was arrested Monday afternoon and as booked into Lafayette County jail.

Theesfeld has not yet appeared in court and is scheduled for an appearance at some point on Tuesday.

Her father, Keith Kostial, opened up about the tragedy in a Sunday Facebook post.

Kostial graduated in 2016 from St. Louis's Lindbergh Excessive College.

The department said it would not release further details at this time citing the ongoing investigation. The division of the Sheriff has introduced that they're at the moment not releasing additional data of the case as a result of the inquiry remains to be in progress.

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The couple of about two years are believed to have been killed either last Sunday or Monday morning, when their bodies were found. But they did confirm they are seeking to speak with a man seen arguing with Fowler, 23, on the night before he was murdered.

University of Mississippi Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks expressed his condolences to her family and friends.

"We are truly saddened by the death of Alexandria Kostial".

According to the police officials the cause of her death is being suspected as foul play.

Anna Pasco, one of Kostial's friends, told WMC she was shocked.

Police declined to reveal whether Kostial knew her alleged killer prior to her shooting death at the man's hands. He was later taken to MS, where he was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center.

"She quite possibly was the nicest human being that I've ever met", Pasco told the affiliate. According to her Facebook page, she volunteered in June 2017 as a childcare worker in Cape Town, South Africa, and volunteered in a preschool classroom in Peru the following summer.

Our deepest condolences go out to Kostial's family and friends during this hard time.

  • Sonia Alvarado