Student death sparks international manhunt
International manhunt launched for ex-boyfriend of a Binghamton University nursing student found dead in her off campus house.
The authorities search for person of interest in the killing of a New York of the students have trained their focus on Nicaragua after police say it was determined her ex-boyfriend took a flight to the Middle-America country hours after her death.
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.
Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski told ABC News that the police believe Tercero—who has family in the country– will jump at 8:40 pm flight, four hours before her body was found on the campus.
Authorities are trying to determine whether Tercero is a citizen of the V. S., the ABC report said. Authorities are also trying to determine if he has a dual nationality.
Haley Anderson was a senior at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
“There is a risk that they will not extradite him,” he told the network.
Tercero, also a nursing student, previously had a romantic relationship with Anderson. The extent of their relationship was not disclosed.
“This event and the circumstances of the death was not a random act, or in which the conduct of a stranger,” Binghamton police said in an earlier press release.
Anderson is the 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.”