Orlando Tercero: Things to Know about Haley Anderson’s Alleged Murderer Caught in Nicaragua

Orlando Tercero has been accused of murdering nursing student Haley Anderson. Before the body was found, Tercero fled the country. He was since caught and is headed back to the United States. But who is Orlando Tercero? We’ve got information on the suspected murderer.

From his schooling to his relationship with Anderson, this will get you up to date on Orlando Tercero.

Personal Details

We now know a little more in the way of personal details on Tercero. His full name is Orlando Enrique Tercero Moreno and it is thought that he is originally from Miami and moved to New York for school.

Tercero’s Facebook page has been deleted but it previously listed him as going to school for nursing at Binghamton University.

Tercero Had a Previous Relationship with Anderson

Mishela Topalli, Haley Anderson’s roommate, has stated to Time that Tercero and Anderson that the two knew each other.

“They hooked up in the past, but to her, it was pretty platonic and she didn’t want to have anything seriously.”

Unfortunately, this hook up may have come with a price.

According to Topalli, Tercero became somewhat “obsessed” with Anderson. There is a police report of an incident between Tercero and Anderson where property of Anderson’s was damaged. While the incident occurred, Anderson declined to file charges at the time.

Disappeared before Body Was Found

According to Binghamton Police, Tercero fled the United States before Anderson’s body was discovered. Tercero reportedly headed to Nicaragua due to having family there.

Tercero was discovered and arrested at the Hospital de León in Nicaragua on March 13, 2018. He was pictured with a fat lip and a small bandaged wound on his head. Nicaraguan authorities say that the wounds were self-inflicted.

Tercero was transferred to a prison in El Chipote to await extradition.

Policia Nacional Nicaragua

Photo: Policia Nacional Nicaragua

Details of Anderson’s Murder Still under Wraps

Currently, the details of Anderson’s murder are under wraps. We do know that she was found dead after a welfare check at an off-campus house.

There are reports that Anderson’s body was found in the home where Tercero was living. After not responding to calls or texts, a friend of Anderson’s found her by using the Find MyFriends app.


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