UPDATE: Arrest in Blair Alexander Homicide

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The man Murfreesboro Police believe is responsible for the death of 23-year old woman back in February has been arrested. Daniel Michael Conklin, age 38, has been arrested.

Murfreesboro Police Public Information Officer Amy Norville tells NewsRadio WGNS Conklin has been charged with Vehicular Homicide, Tampering with Evidence and Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death.

She says the investigation revealed the suspect had spent time with the victim, Blair Yvonne Alexander, on the February 16th, both at her hotel room and in his vehicle.

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It was on February 17th police responded to a possible deceased person found on Hope Way near West College Street. That's when officers found the body of Alexander.

Conklin was booked into the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and is currently out on $48,000 bond awaiting court proceedings.

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SOURCE: MPD Arrest Report 18-3935


PREVIOUSLY REPORTED

The deceased woman found Saturday on Hope Way near West College Street has been identified as Blair Yvonne Alexander. She was 23-years old (date of birth 3/19/1994).

Officer Amy Norville noted, "Ms. Alexander was last seen alive at approximately 11:30 last Friday morning (2/16/2018) at the Murfreesboro Motel on N.W. Broad Street. She was carrying several personal bags containing clothing. (see photo below) She was last seen wearing black lace up boots, jeans with a white belt and a black jacket."

If anyone may have seen or had contact with Ms. Alexander later in the day on Friday, you are encouraged to contact Murfreesboro Police Detective Sergeant Tommy Massey at 615-893-1311 or call Rutherford County Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867 (STOP).

Anyone who may have seen or had contact with Ms. Alexander after 11:30 AM on Friday is urged to contact Murfreesboro Police Detective Sergeant Tommy Massey at 615-893-1311 or call Rutherford County Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867 (STOP).

This investigation is ongoing and is being considered a suspicious death at this time.

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