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Police name person of interest in Binghamton student's homicide

Police name person of interest in Binghamton student's homicide

Binghamton Police said Tercero flew to Nicaragua from the John F. Kennedy Airport Friday morning around 8 a.m. before Anderson's body was found.

A man sought for questioning in NY in the killing of a university nursing student has been detained in Nicaragua, authorities in the Central American nation said Tuesday.

Orlando Tercero, 22, who holds dual citizenship, fled to Nicaragua after allegedly killing Haley Anderson, 22, a fellow student at Binghamton's Decker School of Nursing.

Police declared her death a homicide after an autopsy was conducted at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton on Saturday. "The investigation determined that the person of interest has left the United States by global air travel flight, prior to the discovery of Haley Anderson's deceased body", police said in a statement over the weekend. Authorities suspected that he left the country by "international air travel", according to a statement by police.

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Anderson, a nursing student at the State University of NY at Binghamton, was from Westbury, Long Island.

Nicaraguan authorities told WABC-TV that Tercero had been detained and transferred to a prison in El Chipote, 40 miles southwest of the capitol, Managua.

"Our entire university community extends our deepest condolences to Haley's family and friends, both here in Binghamton and in her hometown of Westbury", the university said in a statement.


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