An worldwide 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.
Nicaraguan authorities told WABC-TV that Tercero had been detained and transferred to a prison in El Chipote, 40 miles southwest of the capitol, Managua.
Tercero is suspected of killing Anderson, a 22-year-old student at BU, and fled to Nicaragua on an worldwide flight, the Binghamton Police Department said on Monday.
Tercero allegedly "fled the United States via global air to Nicaragua prior to the discovery of Haley Anderson's deceased body", according to a statement released today by police.
Tercero, who was a senior majoring in nursing at BU, had been romantically involved with Anderson and left the United States before her body was discovered, according to police.
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It's unknown at this time if Tercero will be brought back to the U.S. Anderson did not reside in the house. 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 by police. Anderson's death was ruled a homicide, but police haven't said how or why she was killed.
Police said they were called there just months earlier for a domestic dispute involving Anderson and Orlando Tercero, but no charges were filed.
Diaz did not say whether Tercero was being represented by a lawyer in Nicaragua.
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.