Tennessee college student found fatally stabbed in home

A University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawks dancer was stabbed to death inside a Tennessee home, police said.

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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. Saturday.

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

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

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

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

"Although Decora was young, she had a strong positive influence on all of her teammates," Skyhawks 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 officers.

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