The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the apprehension, arrest, and/or extradition of Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira.
Rico-Ruvira, 32, is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of his girlfriend in Roswell on Jan. 7.
Rico-Ruvira allegedly fled with the couple’s 3-year-old son, Osciel Ernesto Rico.
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. He may be driving a maroon, four-door, 2003 GMC Yukon with New Mexico license plate MNF-231.
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 Rico-Ruvira was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution or giving testimony.
Rico-Ruvira is five feet, eight inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. He weighs 150 pounds. 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, 505-889-1300, Roswell Police Department, 575-624-6770, or the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Missing Persons Clearinghouse, 1-800-457-3463. Information can also be sent at tips.fbi.gov.
The FBI is investigating this case with the Roswell Police Department and New Mexico State Police.
A link to the FBI Wanted poster can be found at: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/murders/jorge-ernesto-rico-ruvira