UT Martin student found stabbed to death inside Tennessee home

UT Martin student found stabbed to death inside Tennessee home

Decora Alexander, 20, died after being stabbed. She was found inside a Union City, Tenn. home.

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UNION CITY, Tenn. — A University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawks dancer was stabbed to death inside a Tennessee home.

Decora Alexander, 20, was found dead inside a home in Union City, according to WZTV. The station reported deputies with the Obion County Sheriff's Office were called to the residence around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Family members were reportedly trying to get into the home of Tony Mosley, 29. He allegedly came to the door at one point and was covered in blood – but he went back inside.

WZTV reported Mosley later opened the door again and collapsed from stab wounds and cuts.

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Decora Alexander was found dead inside the home. She had been stabbed multiple times, according to KFVS.

Alexander was majoring in heath and human performance at UT Martin. She was a member of the Skyhawk dance squad.

"Although Decora was young, she had a strong positive influence on all of her teammates," Skyhawk head dance coach Jessi Woody said in a statement released by the university. "She was always working to be a better dancer and wanted to see her teammates grow and succeed with her. She will be greatly missed both on and off the court."

Alexander was a graduate of Union City High School in Union City.

The circumstances around Alexander's death remain under investigation by local law enforcement.