MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A motion has been filed to hold Brandon Theesfeld without bond in the murder case of Ole Miss student Ally Kostial, District Attorney Ben Creekmore said Thursday.
That means Theesfeld would remain in jail until the next court hearing, which will not happen this week. Creekmoore says the case will be turned over to the grand jury.
Theesfeld is accused of killing fellow the University of Mississippi student, whose body was found in rural Lafayette County on Saturday.
Investigators have not said what they believe the motive in the murder may have been, nor the relationship between the two. Authorities announced Wednesday that Kostial was killed by multiple gunshot wounds, according to preliminary results of an autopsy.
They also released surveillance footage that shows Kostial leaving a club named Funky’s and walking east on Jackson toward the square by herself. The footage was captured the night before Kostial’s body was discovered.
The club was closed when we stopped by on Thursday, and no one was available for comment.
“I just hate it. I mean, it’s tragic. Poor little girl. I mean, at the time she had no idea what would happen to her,” an Oxford resident said.
We’ve also learned that Theesfeld was arrested by Oxford police in 2017 on a misdemeanor charge of public drunkeness and possession of fake identification. It happened on North Lamar in Oxford at what was once a club called Locals.