Suspect in Binghamton University student's death arrested in Nicaragua

Cheryl Sanders
March 15, 2018

The fellow nursing students at Binghamton University, 140 miles northwest of New York City, are said to have had a previous relationship.

Police believe Tercero left the USA out of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport the same morning Anderson's body was found.

Police have tracked down and arrested the boyfriend of 22-year-old NY nursing student Haley Anderson, who was found dead last week.

Anderson's body was found in a Binghamton off-campus home by police around 1 p.m. Friday.


Police suspected that Tercero chose to fly to Nicaragua because he has family there. Prosecutors on Wednesday said Tercero is a suspect.

The Nicaragua National Police did not disclose further details about the arrest. Police believe Tercero fled the US via New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to his native Nicaragua, where he has family.

"Every day, we work to protect Broome County residents, and those living in our community", Cornwell wrote.

Cornwell Jr. had said previously that Nicaragua does not have an extradition treaty with the United States.


Before fleeing to Nicaragua, Tercero allegedly told one of his sisters he had "done something bad" and "was a disgrace to their family", one of his roommates said.

The district attorney's statement said "it would be inappropriate at this time to discuss the facts of the case". A colleague, Athena Anadnostakos, said she had last seen Anderson the day before she died.

The investigation is being conducted by the Binghamton Police Detective Division and assisted by BU's New York State University Police, the Broome County District Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Binghamton, New York/New Jersey H.I.D.T.A. Program Resources, the Port Authority Police Department of New York and New Jersey and the Nassau County Police Department. In the meantime, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover funeral expenses.

Lisa Irizarry has been a reporter for Newsday for three years and writes breaking news stories for the web and the newspaper.


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