Police name person of interest in Binghamton student's homicide

Police name person of interest in Binghamton student's homicide

Nicaragua National Police confirmed to WABC-TV that Orlando Tercero was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon.

At about 130 thousand square kilometers in size, Nicaragua is slightly larger than Pennsylvania and a little smaller than NY state.

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.

He was being taken to a prison in El Chipote, which is about 40 miles southwest of the country's capital Managua, ABC News reports.

"The investigation determined that the person of interest has left the United States by worldwide air travel flight, prior to the discovery of Haley Anderson's deceased body", police said in a statement over the weekend. Her death was ruled a homicide, but police have not said how or why she was killed.

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"We were a few hours behind him", Police Chief Joseph Zikuski told ABC News.

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 today by police.

Tercero apparently does hold dual citizenship. Nicaragua's Canal 4 showed an image of a Nicaraguan passport with his name and photo.

It's unknown at this time if Tercero will be brought back to the U.S.

Experts say the Nicaraguan government has refused to extradite certain citizens in previous cases.

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