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Funeral held in St. Louis suburb for slain Ole Miss student

The funeral of a University of Mississippi student found shot to death last week has been held in her suburban St. Louis hometown.

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — The funeral of a University of Mississippi studentfound shot to death last week has been held in her suburban St. Louis hometown.

Family and friends gathered Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Churchin Kirkwood to memorialize Alexandria “Ally” Kostial. The 21-year-oldstudent’s body was found the morning of July 20 near a lake about 30 miles (50kilometers) from the university’s Oxford, Mississippi, campus.

Another Ole Miss student, 22-year-old Brandon Theesfeld of FortWorth, Texas, is charged with murder in Kostial’s death.

Surveillance video released by officials in Oxford shows Kostialalive and interacting with people outside a bar just hours before a deputyfound her body near Sardis Lake.