An arrest warrant has been issued for a New Mexico man after a woman was found dead inside a Roswell home. Her 3-year-old son has been missing since Sunday.
Osiel Ernesto Rico, 3, is believed to be with his father, Jorge Rico-Ruvira, 32. Authorities charged Rico-Ruvira in connection with the death of the boy’s mother, 27-year-old Isela Mauricio-Sanchez, according to KOB 4.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Osiel 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 Mauricio-Sanchez, deceased inside the home on Tuesday, after a family member discovered her and contacted 911. Her death is being treated as a homicide.
Rico-Ruvira was last seen driving a maroon GMC Yukon SUV with a turquoise New Mexico license plate, MNF231.
Rico-Ruvira reportedly has a history of domestic violence. In October, he allegedly choked Mauricio-Sanchez while she was with their son.
“We believe there is a strong possibility he left the state,” Roswell police spokesperson Todd Wildermuth said. “Because of that potentially crossing state lines, we have the assistance of the FBI also.”
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.
“They may have headed to Mexico. We just want everyone to stay alert,” Wildermuth added, according to the Carlsbad Current Argus.
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]