An international manhunt is underway for the man that authorities suspect killed a 22-year-old Westbury woman last week in her home near Binghamton University, where she was a nursing student, police said.
Binghamton police officers responded to Haley Anderson’s off-campus home on Oak Street, where she was found dead shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, authorities said. She was taken to Lourdes Hospital, where an autopsy found she was a victim of a homicide.
“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.
Investigators identified her ex-boyfriend, 22-year-old Orlando Tercero, as a person of interest in the case. Tercero flew to Nicaragua before police found the victim’s body, authorities said. Tercero is a US citizen, they noted. Nicaraguan authorities reportedly detained him.
A GoFundMe page collecting money for her funeral raised more than $36,000 as of Tuesday.
Detectives are continuing the investigation with the assistance of New York State University Police at Binghamton, the Broome County District Attorney’s Office, the FBI, the Port Authority Police Department and Nassau County police.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Binghamton Police Detective Division at 607-772- 7080 or 607-772-7082.