A routine patrol of Harmontown, a small town north of Oxford, led a Lafayette County deputy to find the body of a female Ole Miss student Saturday morning.
The body was identified as 21-year-old Alexandria “Ally” Kostial, a marketing major from St. Louis, Missouri. It is apparent that foul play was involved.
Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks said in a statement that he was saddened by Kostial’s death.
““Ally was a valued member of our campus community,” Sparks said. “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.”
Few details are being released at this time, and this is an ongoing investigation.
If anyone has any information information regarding this case, they are asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 662-234-6421 or Crime Stoppers at 662-234-8477. This is a developing story.