Police Arrest 22-Year-Old Male Classmate Suspected in Murder of Ole Miss’ Student Alexandria Kostial

A 22-year-old Texas man is in custody in connection with the killing of an Ole Miss classmate whose body was discovered over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday.

Brandon Theesfeld was arrested Monday for the murder of Alexandria “Ally” Kostial, 21, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office. He was taken into custody at a gas station in Memphis, police said.

Theesfeld “was a student in the School of Business Administration and has been suspended from the university,” school spokesman Rod Guajardo told ABC News via email.

Deputies were on a routine patrol Saturday at 10:30 a.m.¬†when they found Kostial’s body in Harmontown, Mississippi,¬†about 30 miles from Ole Miss, according to the sheriff’s office.

Her cause of death has not been released.