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FBI offers reward for homicide suspect


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Jorge Rico-Ruvira

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the capture of a Roswell man accused of murdering the mother of his 3-year-old son, then fleeing with the child.

Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira, 32, is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of Isela Mauricio-Sanchez, 27, in Roswell on Jan. 7.

He is believed to have fled with the couple’s son, Osciel Ernesto Rico. An Amber Alert was issued for the child after his mother was found dead.

Rico-Ruvira was charged with first-degree murder in Chaves County Magistrate Court, and a state warrant was issued for his arrest on Jan. 8. A federal arrest warrant was issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico on Jan. 10, after federal charges were leveled against Rico-Ruvira for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution or giving testimony.

According to an FBI press release issued Wednesday, Rico-Ruvira may have fled to Mexico, where he has ties to the areas of Zacatecas and Jalisco.

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Law enforcement believes he may be driving a maroon, four-door, 2003 GMC Yukon with New Mexico license plate MNF-231.

Rico-Ruvira is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He should be considered armed and dangerous, according to the press release.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to immediately contact the FBI at 505-889-1300, the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770, or the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-457-3463.

Information can also be sent at tips.fbi.gov.

The FBI is investigating the case with the RPD and New Mexico State Police.

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