Suspected killer of New York student arrested in Nicaragua, police say

Haley Anderson was on Friday found dead in off-campus home of Orlando Tercero, a fellow student at Binghamton University.


A man suspected in the murder of a Binghamton University student who jumped on a flight to his home country, Nicaragua, was arrested Tuesday in the Central american country, The New York Post reported.

Orlando Tercero, 22, who is in possession of a dual citizenship, fled to Nicaragua after the alleged killing Haley Anderson, 22, a fellow student at Binghamton Decker School of Nursing.

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

Anderson was discovered dead in Tercero the bed last Friday in his off-campus house. Anderson’s death was ruled a homicide, but police haven’t said how or why she was murdered.

Police believe Tercero left the U.S. from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport the same morning, Anderson’s body was found.

On Monday, authorities with the name of Tercero as a person of interest.

According to a classmate, Anderson and Tercero dated earlier, but Tercero “never about his obsession of her.”

It is unknown whether Tercero is represented by a lawyer.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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