Orlando Tercero was named by Binghamton police as the person of interest in the murder of Haley Anderson, a Binghamton University nursing student who was remembered for her “big heart.”
Haley, 22, was found dead in a home in the New York community, and an international manhunt is underway to find the person of interest in her death after police say Tercero fled the country. Anderson’s body was discovered on Friday, March 8, 2018. Tercero is also 22-years-old. The death of the promising and beautiful nursing student has traumatized the campus community at the New York State public university.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Tercero Is a Fellow Nursing Student at Binghamton University & Is Believed to Be in Nicaragua
Police said previously that the person of interest in the tragic case was a fellow nursing student and is believed to have fled the country. He has not been publicly identified. Many friends posted tributes to Haley on Facebook, remembering her as happy and carefree and bringing light into any room she entered. Her traumatic death has upset many on the New York college campus.
Tercero “fled the United States via international air to Nicaragua prior to the discovery of Haley Anderson’s deceased body,” police said in a statement on March 12.
Binghamton police here at 23 Oak Street. Crime scene unit was here earlier today. I spoke to some residents who say college students live there, and they are always friendly. They also say this is an unexpected scene for the neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/edVqjqGfC6
— Briana Smith (@brianasmithnews) March 9, 2018
Binghamton Police have not released many details of how Haley Anderson was killed, but they say they consider the case a homicide. They also say that Haley’s death occurred inside a home, and the person of interest was described as “a male nursing student enrolled at Binghamton University,” according to WBNG-TV.
2. Tercero Had a Previous Relationship With Anderson, Police Say
Police said that the Tercero and Anderson previously were in a romantic relationship together and the death was not random. The death occurred at a home off campus.
According to WBNG, police said investigators determined the person of interest left the United States by plane before Anderson’s body was found. People filled the university’s Facebook page with angry comments about the person of interest.
Binghamton University wrote on Facebook after Anderson’s death, “The Binghamton University community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of senior nursing student Haley Anderson, whose death is being investigated by the Binghamton Police Department. There is no threat to public safety at this time. The investigation is continuing at this hour. Anyone with information can contact the Binghamton Police Detective Division at 607-772-7080 or 607-772-7082.”
3. Anderson Was a Nursing Student Who Worked in a University Cafe & Was remembered as a Positive Person With a Bright Future
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