Boy found safe in Mexico after nearly 2 years, father arrested

New Mexico News

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – We’re learning more about the three-year-old boy found nearly two years after being kidnapped. New Mexico State Police announced Tuesday that Osiel Rico had been found safe.


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According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Rico was found safe in Guadalajara, Mexico last week. The boy was allegedly taken by his father, Jorge Rico-Ruvira in January 2020 after police say he killed the boy’s mother, Isela Mauricio-Sanchez.

Federal investigators say Rico-Ruvira was arrested and is pending extradition to the U.S. to face charges.

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