Above: Osiel Rico in 2020
Osiel Ernesto Rico
Last seen in Roswell, New Mexico on January 5, 2020
Vital statistics: Hispanic male. Born on October 4, 2016. Brown hair, brown eyes. His name may be spelled "Osciel." Was three at the time.
Circumstances: He was abducted by his non-custodial father, Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. He is the prime suspect in the murder of Osiel's mother, Isela Mauricio-Sanchez. She was found deceased in her home on January 7, two days after her son was last seen. Warrants for him have been issued for first degree murder, second degree retaliation against a witness, and third degree abandonment or abuse of a child, along with aggravated battery. A federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued for him on January 10, 2020. They may have traveled to Mexico, possibly to the areas of Zacatecas and Jalisco. They may be traveling in a 2003 Maroon GMC Yukon SUV with a New Mexico license plate number MNF231. He is considered at risk, as Rico-Ruvira has a history of domestic violence. Caution is advised.
Above: Jorge Rico-Ruvira in 2020
Vital statistics: Hispanic (Mexican) male. Born on November 17, 1987. Black hair, brown eyes. He may use the alias last names of "Rico" or "Ruivera." Was thirty-two at the time. CAUTION ADVISED: RICO-RUVIRA SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS.
If you have any information as to Osiel's whereabouts, please contact the Roswell Police Department at 576-624-6770. Any information received can be kept confidential.
Information used to compile this casefile came from the following resources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
Federal Bureau of Investigation
KOAT Channel 7
New Mexico Dept. of Public Safety
Back to the case files