UPDATE: The man sought for questioning in the death of a college student from Westbury has been detained in Nicaragua, four days after her body was found at a residence off the Binghamton University campus, Nicaraguan police officials said Tuesday.
Orlando Tercero, 22, was wanted by authorities in Broome County in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend Haley Anderson, 22, a senior nursing student.
Francisco Diaz, the commissioner of Nicaragua’s National Police, said he was taken into custody in the Central American nation and was being handed over to judicial authorities, according to The Associated Press.
Diaz did not say whether Tercero was being represented by a lawyer in Nicaragua.
Binghamton police Tuesday night said they did not have any information of Tercero’s detainment in Nicaragua.
Anderson’s family could not be reached Tuesday night.
Authorities with the Binghamton Police Department had said Tercero “had fled” from the United States to Nicaragua before police found Anderson’s body during a welfare check Friday.
Broome County District Attorney Stephen Cornwell Jr. had said his office would present evidence to a grand jury and, if there was an indictment, ask Nicaragua, which does not have an extradition treaty with the United States, to return “the defendant back to Broome County.”
An ex-boyfriend of a Binghamton University, New York nursing student who died last week fled to Nicaragua before police discovered the 22-year-old woman’s body in an off-campus residence, officials said on Monday.
Orlando E. Tercero, 22, was identified as the person of interest in the death of Haley Anderson, a senior at the State University of New York at Binghamton, police said, according to FOX40. Anderson’s body was found while police were responding to a request for a welfare check Friday afternoon.
Tercero, also a nursing student, previously had a romantic relationship with Anderson. The extent of their relationship was not disclosed. He fled to Nicaragua just before Anderson was found dead.
Haley Anderson, a senior at Binghamton University, was found dead Friday afternoon.
“This incident and the circumstances of the death was not a random act or involving the conduct of a stranger,” Binghamton police said in an earlier news release.
Anderson’s cause of death was not released. The 22-year-old, who was expected to graduate in May, was described by friends as a “very good girl.”
“She was a very good girl. She was friendly, joked around, we had a good time together,” Athena Anadnostakos, who was Anderson’s co-worker at Jazzman’s Cafe on campus, told FOX40.
Binghamton University said it was “deeply saddened” by Anderson’s death. The university’s Decker School of Nursing canceled classes on Monday to mourn her death, according to WBNG.
A GoFundMe page was set up to support Anderson’s family.
En Español: Orlando E. Tercero es buscado por el presunto asesinato de ex-novia Haley Anderson.
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