The suspect arrested for the murder of University of Mississippi student Ally Kostial reportedly had blood on his clothes when he was arrested — and authorities found a weapon in his truck.
According to the Oxford Eagle, authorities had tracked Brandon Theesfeld’s cell phone and credit cards to Memphis, and Memphis Police arrested the suspect at a gas station there on Monday.
Law enforcement sources told Fox 13 that Theesfeld’s clothes appeared to have blood on them when he was apprehended. They also said a weapon was found in his car, but the report did not specify what type of weapon.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Theesfeld appeared in court on Tuesday, the day after his arrest. He has not yet had a bond hearing, and Lafayette County sheriffs department major Alan Wilburn told reporters on Wednesday that a bond hearing would not take place that day. He did not indicate when the bond hearing would be scheduled, and said authorities were waiting for Theesfeld’s attorney to file a motion.
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CrimeOnline has made several unsuccessful attempts to reach the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department for further information on the investigation.
Authorities have not yet released a possible motive for the presumed murder. According to multiple reports, Kostial had been shot eight times when a sheriff’s deputy on a routine patrol discovered her body near a lake in a remote area about 30 miles from the Ole Miss campus in Oxford.
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