DIGGING DEEPER: What you need to know about Nicaragua - WBNG.com: Binghamton-area News, Weather, Sports

DIGGING DEEPER: What you need to know about Nicaragua

Posted: Updated:

(WBNG) -- On Monday, authorities named 22-year-old Orlando Tercero as a suspect in the death of Binghamton University student Haley Anderson. 

Binghamton Police said Tercero flew to Nicaragua from the John F. Kennedy Airport Friday morning around 8 a.m. before Anderson's body was found. 

Nicaragua is about 3,800 miles away from Binghamton, and the average flight from JFK takes about seven to eight hours. 

It's a Spanish speaking country located in Central America, bordered by Costa Rica and Honduras. 

According to the Country's tourism website, Nicaragua has a population of about 6.15 million people, with Managua as is its capital and largest city.

At about 130 thousand square kilometers in size, Nicaragua is slightly larger than Pennsylvania and a little smaller than New York state. 

According to the CIA, Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the western hemisphere with widespread unemployment and poverty. 

Local travel agencies said Nicaragua is not typically a place many customers in the Southern Tier go on vacation. 

It's unknown at this time if Tercero will be brought back to the U.S.

Powered by Frankly