A 22-year-old woman was killed in a custody. 21-year-old female University of Mississippi student who was dead in a lake, officials confirmed to Fox News.
The Body of Alexandria "Ally" Kostial was found Saturday morning in Harmontown, located about 20 miles from the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Miss. The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department told FOX13 that "foul play" was apparent and her body was discovered by an officer on patrol.
On Tuesday, the sheriff's office confirmed to Fox 22-year-old Brandon Theesfeld had been arrested in connection with Kostial's murder and invite into the Lafayette County Detention Center. Theesfeld was arrested around 2 p.m. Lafayette County Sheriff's Department and The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations. [1
Theesfeld has not yet appeared in court and is scheduled for an appearance at some point on Tuesday.
"We want to thank the Alexandria family for their patience and trust in The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department. "the department told Fox News."
The 21-year-old What was last seen stopping at the door of a bar in Oxford, but apparently not going in. Instead, WLBT-TV said that Kostial was going home in the mid-night before leaving the house again to the roommates.
It's unclear how Kostial got from Oxford to Harmontown.
Buford's Ridge that draws college students known to be on the north side of Sardis Lake in a remote area. On Monday, officials told WLBT-TV that Kostial was shot eight times.
"Sardis is a really popular spot for a lot of students to go during the day, on the water or just out there," Ole Miss senior Kelly Randell, told WMC-TV.
ATVs in the lake bottom when the water level is low, but last weekend high water levels kept many people away.
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Her father, Keith Kostial, shared on Facebook that officials told him her death was a homicide.
"Yesterday, Saturday afternoon, we were visited by the Sunset Hills MO Police who communicated to us our dear Alexandria (Ally) Kostial was the victim of a homicide," he wrote. In Lafayette County, MS. "
The killing has drawn the response of multiple agencies. Deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab are "actively working" the case, in addition to the University of Mississippi Police Department and the Oxford Police Department.
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Officials of the sheriff's office, however, said they are not releasing any additional information at this time.
"We want release when it is appropriate and not before," Sheriff's official said.
Kostial was from St. Louis, Missouri and was a 2016 graduate of Lindbergh High School. The 21-year-old is working toward a bachelor's degree in marketing at the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi.
Friends described the 21-year-old as "a beautiful, beautiful person" on the inside and out ,
"I've never heard of it," Anna Pasco told WMC-TV. "It's just hard for me because all I can think about when I see you, what you've been thinking of, what you say. It's hard. "
Fox News' Kimberly Wagner contributed to this report.