UT Martin dancer found dead

UNION CITY, TN – Obion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 20-year-old woman. Her body was found on Saturday evening in Union City.

Obion County Sheriff Karl Jackson said just after 6:30, deputies were called to Joe Fry Lane where family members of 29-year-old Tony Markee Mosley were trying to force their way into his home.

At the scene, Deputies learned that Mosley had come to the door covered in blood but retreated into the home. As deputies then attempted to get into the home, Mosley opened the door and collapsed from stab wounds to his body.

Officers entered the home and found the body of 20-year-old Decora Alexander. She was a member of the UT Martin dance team. The team has confirmed her death with a post on Facebook.

Officers report that Alexander had multiple stab wounds to her body.

Mosley was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City, then transferred to another facility. He was listed in critical but stable condition.

The investigation into the death of Alexander is ongoing by the Sheriff’s Office with help from Union City Police Department Lt. Derrick O’Dell.

Alexander was a UT Martin student and a member of the dance team for the Skyhawks basketball team.


*Updated 7:15 p.m.