Police launch international manhunt for person of interest in killing of 22-year-old nursing student

Image from Long Island Crime Stoppers

  • A 22-year-old nurse was found dead in her off-campus
    residence in New York on Friday
  • The person of interest has been identified as another
    male nursing student with whom the victim had a previous
    romantic relationship
  • He is now believed to have flown to Nicaragua,
    leading police to launch an international manhunt

The United States authorities have launched an international
manhunt for the person of interest in the death of a
22-year-old nursing student in New York.

Haley Anderson’s body was discovered on Friday by police
conducting a welfare check inside an off-campus residence near
the State University of New York at Binghamton where she is
currently enrolled as a senior nursing student.

The police have identified the person of interest as Orlando
Tercero, 22, a US citizen and also a nursing student in the
same university. He is believed to have fled to Nicaragua a day
before Anderson’s body was found.

Anderson and Tercero used to be romantically involved, but a
friend of the victim said the relationship was merely platonic
and she didn’t want to have anything seriously.

“They hooked up in the past,” Mishela Topalli, Anderson’s
roommate and friend told the
. “That was actually a while ago, but
he never got over his obsession of her.”

The Binghamton Police confirmed Tercero had already left
the country. However, they declined to disclose any details
surrounding Anderson’s death pending investigation.

“The investigation determined that the person of interest had
left the United States by an international air travel flight
before Ms. Anderson’s body was found,” said the Binghamton
police in a statement.

The university has released a statement mourning the death of
their student.

“Our entire university community extends our deepest
condolences to Haley’s family and friends, both here in
Binghamton and in her hometown of Westbury, New
York,” read the statement.

Article originally posted: March 13, 2018, 3:06 pm (UTC-0).
Last update: March 13, 2018 at 3:06 pm (UTC-0).

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