A 22-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of Ally Kostial, the University of Mississippi student who was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds over the weekend.
Multiple local news outlets reported that Brandon Theesfeld, who is believed to be currently or recently enrolled at Ole Miss, was charged with murdering the 21-year-old woman.
BREAKING: Lafayette Co Sheriff’s Office has arrested Brandon Theesfeld for the murder of Ally Kostial.
According to Brandon’s apparent Facebook page, he is an Ole Miss student from Fort Worth, Texas. A booking photo is not available yet.
No other new information was released.
— Chris Luther (@cluther_wmc5) July 23, 2019
MURDER: The Lafayette County Sheriffs Office confirms Brandon Theesfeld is being held for the murder of Alexandria Kostial. Theesfeld will go before a judge today. @wtva9news #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/NBkB23FRxe
— Morgan Burger (@MorganBurgerTV) July 23, 2019
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Kostial was found dead by a police officer doing a routine patrol Saturday morning in Buford’s Ridge, a remote area popular with ATV riders about 20 mile from the Old Miss campus in Oxford.
Authorities have not yet shared a booking photo or released any information about a possible motive.
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.