Haley Anderson, a nursing student at Binghamton University, was found dead at a home near the school. Now, police are on an international hunt for the victim's ex-boyfriend, who they are calling a person of interest, according to NBC.
Anderson's death was declared a homicide on March 10, only hours after her body was discovered following a wellness check at a home.
“This incident and the circumstances of the death was not a random act or involving the conduct of a stranger,” police said, according to NBC.
Police have not yet released specific details of the death but it has been ruled a homocide, according to the New York Post.
In a Facebook post, Binghamton University expressed condolences for the lost 22-year-old student.
"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," reads the post, which encouraged students to seek counseling and support if needed.
Police believe the unnamed ex-boyfriend of the victim, who is also registered as a nursing student at the school, left the country on a plane before the body was discovered. Police did not announce what country the boyfriend may have fled to.
Anderson, from Westbury, Long Islang, was expected to graduate from school in May, according to Fox News.
Friends spoke fondly of Anderson.
"She was a very good girl. She was friendly, joked around, we had a good time together ... Everybody's sad. A lot of students came who work together, they cried today. The supervisor and Haley were so close. We are very sad,” said Athena Anadnostakos, a coworker of the victim, according to Fox News.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover Anderson's funeral expenses. "Anyone who knew Haley Anderson knew how her energy lit up every room she walked into, whether it was our lives as her friends or the lives of her patients when she volunteered as a nursing student. Haley's laughter was infectious and her child-like spirit touched all the people around her," says the page.
Anderson is survived by her mother, father and younger sister.