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Posted on: January 22, 2020

FBI offers reward in Roswell homicide case

Jorge Rico-Ruvira (Oct 2019)

The FBI has established a reward for information that could help locate Roswell homicide suspect Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira (pictured). The FBI issued the following news release Wednesday morning (Jan. 22): 

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the apprehension, arrest, and/or extradition of Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira.
Rico-Ruvira, 32, is wanted for his alleged involvement in the murder of his girlfriend in Roswell, N.M., on January 7, 2020.
Rico-Ruvira allegedly fled with the couple’s 3-year-old son, Osciel Ernesto Rico.
Rico-Ruvira may have fled to Mexico, where he has ties to the areas of Zacatecas and Jalisco. He may be driving a maroon, four-door, 2003 GMC Yukon with New Mexico license plate MNF-231.
Rico-Ruvira was charged with first-degree murder in the Chaves County Magistrate Court, State of New Mexico, Roswell, N.M.,and a state warrant was issued for his arrest on January 8, 2020.
A federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, Las Cruces, N.M., on January 10, 2020, after Rico-Ruvira was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution or giving testimony (UFAP).
The following is a description of Rico-Ruvira:
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5’8"
Weight: 150 pounds
Sex: Male
Race: White (Hispanic)
A related FBI Wanted poster can be viewed.
Rico-Ruvira should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to immediately contact the FBI, (505) 889-1300, Roswell Police Department, (575) 624-6770, or the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Missing Persons Clearinghouse, 1-800-457-3463.
Information can also be sent through the FBI Tips webpage.
The FBI is investigating this case with the Roswell Police Department and New Mexico State Police.

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