ROSWELL (KSMX)- The FBI has filed a federal arrest warrant charging a Roswell man with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Chaves County Magistrate Court in Roswell issued a state felony arrest warrant charging Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira with one count of murder on Jan. 8, after he allegedly killed Isela Mauricio-Sanchez in their Roswell home and is believed to have fled with their 3-year-old son.
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico issued a federal arrest warrant for Rico-Ruvira on Jan. 10.
The arrest affidavit reveals Isela and the boy were last seen alive on Monday. The next day, family members arrived at the home concerned after not hearing from her and found her body.
Also at the home was Isela’s 8-year-old daughter, who said she thought her mom was asleep but tried to wake her up and she wouldn’t open her eyes. Rico-Ruvira and the boy were gone, along with their clothing.
The complaint also states Rico-Ruvira was arrested back in October for attempting to strangle Mauricio-Sanchez after accusing her of cheating on him. He was taken into custody by ICE but later released.
Police say Rico-Ruvira took more than $1,000 out of the bank after the murder. Police are still looking for him and the boy. They’re believed to be traveling in an older GMC Yukon SUV with a turquoise license plate MNF231.
Rico-Ruvira, 32, is described as a Hispanic male, 5’8″ tall, and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Rico-Ruvira, a Mexican citizen, may have fled to Mexico, where he has family in the areas of Zacatecas and Jalisco.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300, Roswell Police Department, (575) 624-6770, or the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-457-3463.