SUNY Binghamton nursing student found dead, ex-boyfriend flees
The hunt for a person of interest has now gone international after a nursing student was found dead inside her off-campus home near SUNY Binghamton.
The body of 22-year-old Haley Anderson was found Friday afternoon after police discovered her during a welfare check, Binghamton Police said in a statement.
An autopsy determined the cause of death to be homicide but police will not release any additional details about how she was killed.
Investigators are searching for a person of interest in the case who is described as her former boyfriend.
Officials say he was also a nursing student at the university.
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"This incident and the circumstances of the death was not a random act or involving the conduct of a stranger," according to the police statement.
Detectives believe the male student left the country prior to the victim's body being found but would not say where they believe he was headed or release any additional details about him.
A co-worker of Anderson at Jazzman's Café in Binghamton says she saw Anderson the day before her body was found.
"Everybody's sad. A lot of students came who work together, they cried today. The supervisor and Haley were so close. We are very sad," Athena Anadnostakos told Fox 40.
The university released a statement on Facebook saying there is no threat to public safety.
Anderson is originally from Westbury, Nassau County. A GoFundMe page has been started to help pay for funeral expenses.