OBION COUNTY, Tenn. (WMC) - The campus of UT Martin is mourning the suspicious death of a member of the university’s dance team.
Authorities in Obion County, two hours north of Memphis, say 20- year-old Decora Alexander was found dead with multiple stab wounds.
Family members told our affiliate station WPSD that Alexander’s body was found at her ex-boyfriend’s house.
Alexander was a health and human performance major at UT Martin and part of the school's dance team.
"Nobody deserves to be viciously, viciously attacked and brutalized as she was," her cousin Terika Cole said.
Family members describe her was humble and caring. They’re stunned by her untimely and brutal death.
"She was robbed from opportunity, she was robbed from chances, she was robbed to live," Cole said.
Investigators in Obion County say they got called to a home on Fry Lane Saturday night when family members of 29-year-old Tony Mosley were trying to get into the house.
The sheriff's office says Mosley had come to the door bloody, but went back inside.
When deputies tried to force their way in, Mosley opened the door and collapsed from stab wounds and cuts to his body.
Once inside, deputies discovered Alexander dead with multiple stab wounds.
Relatives say a family friend dropped Alexander off at Mosley's home.
They also say she had a restraining order against him.
Loved ones and friends called Alexander "Peaches."
Tributes poured in Monday on a GoFundMe page.
The UT Martin dance team paid tribute to Alexander on their Facebook page over the weekend.
Her cousin remembers the final time she watched Decora perform on the dance floor.
"I love you peaches. And she said I'll see you soon. That was the last time I saw her."
Mosley was taken to a Union City hospital then transferred to another facility in critical but stable condition.
Police have not released information on a possible suspect.
Funeral arrangements for Alexander are not yet complete.