$10,000 reward offered for information on Roswell Amber Alert suspect

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The FBI is now offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jorge Ernesto Rico Ruvira, the man charged with the murder of a Roswell woman and accused of kidnapping of her 3-year-old son. Federal officials are asking the public for any information that may lead to Rico Ruvira’s arrest and/or extradition.

Osciel Ernesto Rico may be in the company of Jorge Ernesto Rico Ruvira (courtesy FBI)

A federal search warrant was issued for Rico Ruvira earlier this month after he was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Isela Mauricio-Sanchez and leaving with the couple’s 3-year-old Osciel Ernesto Rico, triggering an Amber Alert. The 27-year-old woman was found dead by family members in Roswell

Federal officials report that Rico-Ruvira is believed to have fled to Mexico with the child where he has ties to Zacatecas and Jalisco. Police say he may be driving a maroon four-door, 2003 GMC Yukon with a New Mexico license plate MNF-231.

Rico Ruvira faces federal charges including unlawful flight to avoid prosecution or giving testimony. He is also charged with first-degree murder in Chaves County Magistrate Court.

Photo of Jorge Ernesto Rico Ruvira taken in 2019 (courtesy FBI)

The FBI states he is considered armed and dangerous. Jorge Ernesto Rico Ruvira is five-feet, eight-inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Rico Ruvira’s 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.

Tips can also be sent in online at tips.fbi.gov.