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Ex-Boyfriend Of Murdered Binghamton Nursing Student Arrested In Nicaragua

Orlando Tercero, the ex-boyfriend of murdered Binghamton nursing student Haley Anderson, has been found and arrested in Nicaragua in connection to her death.

By Irina Gonzalez

The former boyfriend of the Binghamton nursing student who was found dead on March 10 has been arrested by international authorities in connection with her murder. 

A manhunt has been underway since earlier this week, when the police called 22-year-old Orlando Tercero a person of interest in the homicide of Haley Anderson, also 22, according to NBC.

Tercero was arrested in Nicaragua on Tuesday afternoon and is currently being transferred to a prison in El Chipote, about 40 miles southwest of the country's capital, according to ABC News. Despite confirming the arrest to the news organization, the Nicaragua National Police did not have any further information available. 

Initially, police found Anderson's body on Friday afternoon after they were sent to do a wellness check at her home near the campus of State University of New York, Binghamton, where she was a registered nursing students. An autopsy was performed the next day and her death was ruled a homicide, according to ABC News. 

"This incident and the circumstances of the death was not a random act or involving the conduct of a stranger," police said at the time, according to NBC.

Although the circumstances around her death have not yet been revealed, police said that she was last seen alive around 4 a.m. on Thursday and was with her roommates before she went missing. Shortly after the investigation began, investigators named Anderson's former boyfriend Tercero, also a nursing student at SUNY Binghamton, as a person of interest in her murder. A statement by police revealed that they suspected that Tercero left the country by "international air travel" and flew to Nicaragua because he has family there. 

A Facebook post by Binghamton University expressed the community's sadness over losing Anderson. 

"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 post said. 

Although no further information about Tercero's arrest has been revealed, Anderson's family may soon have answers to questions about the nursing student's death. In the meantime, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover 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," it reads. 

[Photo: Haley E. Anderson's Funeral Fund/GoFundMe]