BINGHAMTON, New York — An international manhunt was launched for a former lover of an Upstate New York nursing student who was found murdered in her home, after police determined he had fled the country shortly before her body was found.
Haley Anderson, a 22-year-old nursing student at Binghamton University, was found dead in her off-campus apartment on Friday. On Saturday, police declared her death a homicide although they have yet to disclose how she died.
“This incident and the circumstances of the death was not a random act or involving the conduct of a stranger,” police said, according to the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin.
Police say one of her ex-boyfriends — a nursing student who has not yet been publicly named — is considered a person of interest in the case, but had left the country before police found Anderson’s body on Friday.
Police discovered Anderson’s body when asked to check on her by relatives after they hadn’t heard from her in a few days.
Anderson was a senior and was expected to graduate in May.
In a statement, the school said the “community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of senior nursing student Haley Anderson.”
“Our entire University community extends our deepest condolences to Haley’s family and friends, both here in Binghamton and in her hometown of Westbury, N.Y.,” the statement continued.