New information has surfaced about the Binghamton University student found dead at her New York home earlier this month as well as the man police believe strangled her.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, shortly after authorities found 20-year-old Haley Anderson’s body, investigators focused on a person of interest they said previously dated the victim and fled the country shortly after her death.
According to the New York Post, Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell announced additional details about the charges against 22-year-old Orlando Tercero, a native Nicaraguan who maintained citizenship in both countries.
Both the suspect and victim studied nursing at the university, according to reports.
Anderson’s roommate indicated Tercero became obsessed with the victim after she dumped him for another man.
He allegedly fled the U.S. after the March 9 crime and was detained by police in Nicaragua when he was admitted to a hospital for treatment of self-inflicted injuries.
In addition to the revelation about Anderson’s cause of death, authorities also released information about the investigation of Tercero.
Seeking a second-degree murder count, Cornwell said prosecutors are determined to see Anderson’s suspected killer returned to America to face charges.
“Though we cannot bring Haley Anderson back, we will fight for justice,” he said.
The district attorney acknowledged that he does not know when the suspect might be headed back to U.S. soil, though he said it could be very soon.
“We’re going to do everything we can to make sure that he returns,” he said. “It could be as soon as a plane ride to Texas or Florida or as long as it takes but he will be back.”