Suspect in Haley Anderson homicide apprehended, Nicaraguan news reports say

Suspect in Haley Anderson homicide apprehended, Nicaraguan news reports say

Following the murder of a 22-year-old Binghamton University student, domestic violence advocates are speaking out in an effort to prevent future tragedies.

Nicaraguan authorities told WABC-TV that Tercero had been detained and transferred to a prison in El Chipote, 40 miles southwest of the capitol, Managua.

Nicaragua National Police confirm to ABC News that Orlando Tercero was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with the killing.

Additional details were not immediately available and the Binghamton Police Department declined to comment.


Binghamton Police said Tercero flew to Nicaragua from the John F. Kennedy Airport Friday morning around 8 a.m. before Anderson's body was found. It is unclear if Anderson knew Tercero but police suggested in an earlier statement that they may have been romantically linked. She was taken to Lourdes Hospital, where an autopsy found she was a victim of a homicide.

It's unknown at this time if Tercero will be brought back to the U.S. Tercero allegedly "fled the United States via worldwide air to Nicaragua prior to the discovery of Haley Anderson's deceased body", according to a statement released by police.

"This incident and the circumstances of the death was not a random act or involving the conduct of a stranger", Binghamton police said in a statement.

In a statement, Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell said his office will be seeking an indictment from a grand jury in the case, and after one is granted, will file a warrant for Tercero's arrest.

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