Osiel Ernesto Rico

URGENT: AMBER Alert for missing boy. His mother was found dead, police say

New Mexico authorities issued an AMBER Alert on Tuesday in connection with a missing 4-year-old Roswell boy. Authorities said his mother was found deceased.

According to the Roswell Police Department, 3-year-old Osiel Ernesto Rico was last seen on Sunday at a residence off of the 600 block of East Forest Street in Roswell. RPD spokesperson Todd Wildermuth said that authorities found Osiel’s mother, identified as 27-year-old Isela Mauricio-Sanchez, deceased inside the home. Her death is being treated as a homicide.

Authorities believe Osiel was taken by his father, identified as 32-year-old Jorge Rico-Ruvira. The suspect was last seen driving a maroon GMC Yukon SUV with a turquoise New Mexico license plate, MNF231.

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An investigation into a suspicious death that was reported Tuesday morning (Jan. 7) was officially classified as a…

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Oriel is described as a Hispanic male who stands 2-feet-6-inches tall and weighs around 40 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Rico-Ruvira is described as a Hispanic male who stands 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Photo: Roswell PD

Police said the boy is considered to be in danger. Anyone with information should contact the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770 or call 911.

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[Feature Photo: Osiel Ernesto Rico/Handout]