Jorge Rico-Ruvira- New Mexico- 2020 Jan 10, 2020 3:45:53 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jan 10, 2020 3:45:53 GMT -5
(Above: Left: Osiel Ernesto Rico (missing child), Right: Jorge Rico-Ruvira, (alleged abductor, suspect in the murder of Osiel's mother). Photo Credits: Oxygen.com via Roswell Police Department)
Police in New Mexico are escalating the search for a missing toddler after the boy's mother was discovered slain in her Roswell home — as authorities believe the boy's father is the prime suspect in both the kidnapping and the killing.
Officers are searching the area for Osiel Ernesto Rico, 3, and his father, Jorge Rico-Ruvira, 32, Roswell Police spokesperson Todd Wildermuth said, according to local newspaper The Albuquerque Journal. Authorities believe Rico-Ruvira is attempting to abscond with Osiel across the Mexican border.
The search for Osiel began Tuesday January 7, after relatives found Isela Mauricio-Sanchez, 27, dead in a Roswell home. Police later ruled Mauricio-Sanchez's death a homicide and consider Rico-Ruviera the prime suspect in her slaying.
The cause of Mauricio-Sanchez's death has not yet been revealed, according to The Albuquerque Journal.
“Many details are still unknown and under investigation,” New Mexico State Police spokesman Dusty Francisco said in a news release. “However, of urgent concern is the whereabouts of Osiel Ernesto Rico.”
An Amber Alert was issued later Tuesday and the FBI is assisting New Mexican authorities in the case. The alert stressed that Osiel is "believed to be in danger."
Osiel is described as 2 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing about 40 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Rico-Ruvira is described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
The two are believed to be traveling in a 2003 maroon GMC Yukon SUV with a turquoise New Mexico license plate MNF231, according to The Associated Press.
Thoughts? As of this posting date (January 10th, 2020), there is still an Amber Alert listing Osiel as missing and Jorge Rico-Ruvira as an at-large suspect on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's missingkids.org website: api.missingkids.org/poster/AMBER/30393/11716/screen
Also, I am placing this case in the Fugitives on TV section since the efforts to apprehend Rico-Ruvira and find Osiel safe was covered on the Oxygen network's crime news blog (as can be seen above).
Admin Note # 1: According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's missingkids.org website, anyone having information on this case is asked to immediately call 911 or the Roswell Police Department at (575)-624-6770
Admin Note #2: If you have any news-related updates on this case, please contact us here: amwfans.com/thread/1662/website-contact-form