Police hunt for clues in death of 21-year-old college student

Ally Kostial, a senior at the University of Mississippi, was found dead nearly 20 miles off campus and foul play is suspected, according to police.
2:36 | 07/23/19

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Now to the manhunt under way for the killer of a university of Mississippi college student. A 21-year-old student was found dead not far from campus. Officials believe she was the victim of foul play. Marcus Moore is there at ole miss with the latest on this, good morning, Marcus. Reporter: Cecilia, good morning. We know that ally kostial was teaching fitness and police believe she was murdered and this morning they're in the middle of a manhunt for her killer. This morning, a multiagency manhunt is under way as concern grips the small Mississippi college town. Authorities hunting for a suspect in the apparent murder of ally kostial. The 21-year-old senior at the university of Mississippi was found dead over the weekend. Nearly 20 miles off campus. A deputy on routine patrol finding her body near the lake. This is what it looks like around the lake where authorities found her body. You can see a number of trees and winding roads get you here and I've only seen a few houses so this area is very remote. Kostial was studying marketing at the university with a deepening mystery has classmates It makes you want to be more I go there all the time and run around my neighborhood at nighttime. There's people out there. You do interknow -- you feel like you can trust everybody but maybe you can't. Reporter: Her father Keith kostial revealing on Facebook how authorities delivered the terrible news writing we were visited by the sunset hills, Missouri, police who communicated to us that our beautiful dear Alexandria ally kostial was the victim of a homicide. While the sheriff's department is not releasing many details of the investigation its investigators are following several leads and have confirmed its belief that foul play was involved. In a statement, the university of Mississippi offering its condolences writing we extend our deepest sympathy to her family, friends and classmates and stand ready to support them during this time. Her sorrity sisters writing she was the brightest light and always had a smile on her face. She truly was a ray of sunshine. And her high school friends near St. Louis remembering her bright personality. Ally was just very fun and outgoing. Very friendly girl. I'm just going to miss how the fact that she was always there for me if I needed to talk to her. Reporter: And it's the unknown that is adding to the sense of concern for classmates and also residents in this area that is quieter because most students are away for the summer. In the meantime, the Mississippi bureau of investigations is helping in the search for answers. Sightseeing. Okay, Marcus, such a sad story. Thank you.

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