Ole Miss student found dead; police suspect foul play

Ole Miss student found dead; police suspect foul play

Stock photo of police lights.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Miss. — Officers are searching for answers after a college student was found dead in northern Mississippi.

During a routine patrol Saturday in Harmontown, Mississippi, deputies found the body of a white woman.

Content Continues Below

Investigators told WHBQ-TV that it's apparent that foul play was involved.

Deputies with the LaFayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab are actively working the case alongside the University of Mississippi and Oxford police departments.

Officials have identified the woman as Alexandria ‘Ally’ Kostial, 21, of St. Louis, Missouri.

Yesterday, Saturday afternoon, we were visited by the Sunset Hills MO Police who communicated to us that our beautiful...

Posted by Keith Kostial on Sunday, July 21, 2019

Agents are investigating several leads. The Sheriff’s Department said it will not be releasing any additional information.

Kostial was working toward a bachelor’s degree in marketing in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi.

The university released the following statement:

“We are truly saddened by the death of Alexandria Kostial. Ally was a valued member of our campus community. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family, friends, and classmates and stand ready to support them during this time. We appreciate the work of the Lafayette County Sherriff's Department and Coroner as they conduct their investigation.”