Thursday, January 27, 2022

Photos Emerge Connecting Kostial, Theesfeld at Social Functions

By Talbert Toole
Lifestyles Editor

Family and friends of Alexandria “Ally” Kostial, the female Ole Miss student found murdered Saturday morning in Harmontown, spoke out regarding the relationship between Ally and her alleged murderer, Brandon Theesfeld. 

Kostial (left) and Theesfeld (right) are seen at a party together. Photo from VSCO. 

Photos began to emerge Tuesday night of them posing together previously at social functions. Kostial was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority at the University of Mississippi. 

News outlets report Theesfeld was fleeing Oxford when he was apprehended by law enforcement working with the Memphis Police Department Monday after credit card charges and phone records led the police to a Mobil gas station in south Memphis.

Lafayette County Sheriff Maj. Alan Wilburn confirmed to Wednesday morning that law enforcement working with the Memphis Police Department apprehended Theesfeld, 22, on Monday.

Kostial poses with Theesfeld (right) who is seen wearing an Alpha Phi sticker on his jacket. Kostial was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority at the University of Mississippi. Photo from VSCO. 

Although no motive has been established, a friend of Kostial tweeted that Theesfeld has been harassing Kostial for years.

Late last night, Jordan Kostial, a family member of the victim, alluded on Facebook that Theesfeld acted out because Kostial rejected him romantically.

“Stop teaching your sons that they deserve anything they want,” Jordan Kostial stated.

Theesfeld, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, was formally charged with Kostial’s murder Tuesday morning. Following the ruling, Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth granted the defense and prosecutors time to work out a date for a bond hearing.

Courtesy of Lafayette County Jail.

Theesfeld was booked in the Lafayette County Detention Center by Lafayette County Sheriff Deputy Jarrett Bundren Monday at 3:45 p.m., according to the jail’s docket.

Kostial was found in Harmontown Saturday by a Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputy making a routine patrol.

Her body was found at approximately 10:23 a.m.

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

Media outlets have repeatedly reported that Kostial was shot eight times; however, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department nor the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation have not confirmed this information. Both entities are working together—along with the Mississippi Crime Lab Crime Scene Unit, the University of Mississippi Police Department and the Oxford Police Department—in Kostial’s murder.

Wilburn said in a press release Tuesday, that the department will not be releasing details of the investigation as it is ongoing.

“We will release when it is appropriate and not before,” Wilburn said in the press release.

This is a developing story. Follow for updates.