Suspected killer of NY college student arrested in Nicaragua, cops say

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Following the murder of a 22-year-old Binghamton University student, domestic violence advocates are speaking out in an effort to prevent future tragedies.

Cops believe Orlando Tercero, 22, skipped town and hopped a flight to Nicaragua before Anderson was found dead in her Binghamton, New York, off-campus home by police around 1 p.m. on Friday. Tercero is being transferred to the prison in El Chipote, which is about 40 miles southwest of the capitol, Managua.

Binghamton police Tuesday night said they did not have any information of Tercero's detainment in Nicaragua.

Authorities with the Binghamton Police Department had said Tercero "had fled" from the United States to Nicaragua before police found Anderson's body during a welfare check Friday. Tercero is a U.S. citizen, they noted. Anderson did not reside in the house.

The circumstances of what led to Anderson's death have not been revealed.

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

According to local shelter, Rise, the period of time when a victim tries to leave a relationship is often the most unsafe.

In a statement, Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell said his office will be seeking an indictment from a grand jury in the case, and after one is granted, will file a warrant for Tercero's arrest.

It is unknown if Tercero is being represented by a lawyer.