Police name person of interest in Binghamton student's homicide

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

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

Orlando Tercero, 22, was arrested Tuesday afternoon, Nicaragua National Police announced. Anderson indicated in the report she was in a relationship with Tercero, who eventually paid her for the damage and no further complaints were brought forward.

Authorities say Tercero, a USA citizen, flew to Nicaragua before her body was discovered.


Tercero is being transferred to the prison in El Chipote, which is about 40 miles southwest of the capitol, Managua.

Tercero flew to Nicaragua before police found Anderson's body on Friday at a home on Oak Street in Binghamton.

Authorities ruled the death a homicide but have not released additional details about how she was killed.

With no formal extradition treaty with the USA, the question now becomes whether Nicaragua will extradite Tercero back to NY to face potential murder charges.


"We were a few hours behind him", Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski told ABC News.

Tercero allegedly "fled the United States via worldwide air to Nicaragua prior to the discovery of Haley Anderson's deceased body", according to a statement released today by police.

Experts say the Nicaraguan government has refused to extradite certain citizens in previous cases.


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