- 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 Times. “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.