Sunday, June 4, 2023

Body of Female Ole Miss Student Found in Harmontown

By Alyssa Schnugg
News Editor

Alexandria “Ally” Kostial was found dead in Harmontown Saturday. Photo from Facebook

The body of an Old Miss female student was found in Harmontown Saturday by a Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputy.

According to a press release, at about 10:23 a.m., a deputy making a routine patrol in Harmontown found the body of a woman who has been identified as Alexandria “Ally” Kostial, 21, from St. Louis, Missouri.

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department said it is “apparent that foul play was involved.”

Kostial was studying marketing at the University of Mississippi.

Investigators with Sheriff’s Department, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, the Mississippi Crime Lab Crime Scene Unit are actively working the case being assisted by the University of Mississippi Police Department and the Oxford Police Department.

Few details are being released at this time; however, the sheriff’s department and MBI are following several leads.

If anyone has any information or thinks they have information regarding this case, call the Sheriff’s Department at 662-234-6421 or Crime Stoppers 662-234-8477.