Authorities have revealed more information about the fatal shooting of a University of Mississippi student found dead this weekend miles from the Ole Miss campus in Oxford.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Ally Kostial, 21, was found dead near Sardis Lake on Saturday morning, her body discovered by a Lafayette County Sheriff’s Deputy on a routine patrol in the remote area. Two days later, Kostial’s Ole Miss classmate Brandon Theesfeld was apprehended at a gas station in Memphis, and has since been charged with her murder.
According to Fox 4 News, a preliminary autopsy report shows that Kostial died of multiple gunshot wounds, and was shot multiple times in the stomach and torso. Earlier reports citing law enforcement sources said that Kostial was shot eight times.
ABC News obtained video of Kostial taken Friday night outside a bar in Oxford. The video appears to show her near the entrance of the bar, but she does enter. Instead she turns and walks away from the bar down a sidewalk, appearing to be looking at her cell phone.
#NEW : ABC obtained video of Ole Miss student Ally Kostial leaving a bar in Mississippi Friday just before midnight.
She was found dead Saturday at a lake 20 miles from campus.
Police arrested Fort Worth native, Ole Miss Student Brandon Theesfeld and charged him w/ murder. pic.twitter.com/3lEZNItefC
— Alex Rozier (@RozierReports) July 25, 2019
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Kostial’s roommates told police that she came home at around midnight and left again, although the roommates reportedly did not hear her leave.
Theesfeld and Kostial were seen together in social media photos dating back to 2016. The nature of their relationship remains unconfirmed, but several sources told CrimeOnline that the victim knew the suspect.
Theesfeld, 22, has reportedly obtained Mississippi-based attorney Anthony Farese. Farese told Fox 13 that his client is expected to plead not guilty to the murder charges. Theesfeld has not yet appeared for a bond hearing.
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