Mar 13, 2018, 9:04 PM ET

Nicaraguan police arrest former boyfriend in Binghamton nursing student's death

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International authorities have arrested the former boyfriend of 22-year-old Binghamton nursing student Haley Anderson in connection with her murder.

Orlando Tercero, 22, was arrested in Nicaragua Tuesday afternoon and is being transferred to the prison in El Chipote, about 40 miles southwest of Managua, the country's capital, Nicaragua National Police confirmed to ABC News.

Further information regarding Tercero's arrest was not immediately available.

PHOTO: Haley Anderson, of Westbury, N.Y., was found dead March 9, 2-18 near Binghamton University campus in what they have ruled a homicide. Facebook/Haley.Anderson.9212
Haley Anderson, of Westbury, N.Y., was found dead March 9, 2-18 near Binghamton University campus in what they have ruled a homicide.

On Friday afternoon, police officers found Anderson's body after they were sent to conduct a wellness check at her home about a mile from the State University of New York, Binghamton, campus, where she was a registered nursing student, authorities said. Her death was ruled a homicide the next day, after an autopsy was performed.

Anderson was last seen alive around 4 a.m. on Thursday and was with her roommates before she went missing, police said. The circumstances surrounding her death have not been revealed.

Investigators initially named Anderson's former boyfriend, also a nursing student at SUNY Binghamton, as a person of interest in her murder, although they did not immediately release his identity. Authorities suspected that he left the country by "international air travel," according to a statement by police.

Police suspected that Tercero chose to fly to Nicaragua because he has family there.

PHOTO: Police are investigating what they say is the suspicious death of 22-year-old college student Haley Anderson from Long Island, N.Y.WABC
Police are investigating what they say is the suspicious death of 22-year-old college student Haley Anderson from Long Island, N.Y.

Anderson is originally from Westbury, New York, a town on the western half of Long Island. She lived about a mile away from the SUNY Binghamton campus, officials said, and worked as a barista at a local cafe in Binghamton, according to her LinkedIn profile.

"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.

PHOTO: Police are investigating what they say is the suspicious death of 22-year-old college student Haley Anderson from Long Island, N.Y.WABC
Police are investigating what they say is the suspicious death of 22-year-old college student Haley Anderson from Long Island, N.Y.

ABC News' Aicha El Hammar, Bill Hutchinson and M.L. Nestel contributed to this report.

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  • Gremlin1974

    It's good to see the the Police In Nicaragua treated him with the soft tough he deserved.

  • Banned by Wonkette

    Another white girl who chose to live in the exciting gentrified part of town rather than the boring white (safe) suburbs. We've heard this story plenty of times...

  • Jim

    Thing is this is what will happen. He has Nicaraguan citizenship. Nicaragua does NOT extradite their citizens to a foreign country. What will happen is he will be tried in Nicaragua, and he will spend time in a Nicaraguan prison. This is in the constitution in Nicaragua, and which is why he returned. Dual citizenship or not. The ONLY chance he returns to the US is if his Nicaraguan citizenship is null and void.

  • Jo Rose

    NO PAPERS NO AMERICA! HE WILL BE PUT TO DEATH!

  • Steven Gonyou

    Or was she cheating on him?

  • jimatnight

    ayuh. another immigrant.

  • USAF Retired

    The long arm of the law snags another one.

  • Happy Dude

    there is no extradition back to usa from Nicaragua , family may have to go down and kill him themselves

  • Billy Bob Smith

    Of course it's the ex-boyfriend. It's usually always an ex-boyfriend/ex-husband, angry because she's not longer "his".

  • chestnuthill

    Pretty classic domestic violence scenario -- obsessed, jilted lover doesn't want anyone else to have her. How tragic for her family who were preparing to celebrate her graduation.

  • rontron

    Glad to see they caught up to him. I have to wonder what his justification was to terminate this young woman.