Roswell police issue Amber Alert for 3-year-old after mother found dead

New Mexico

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE)- Police have issued an arrest warrant for the father of the 3-year-old boy who went missing after his mother was murdered. The Roswell Police Department issued an Amber Alert for 3-year-old Osiel Ernesto Rico on Tuesday.

RPD reports that the child was last seen on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at a residence located on the 600 block of East Forest in southeast Roswell. Osiel is a Hispanic male that’s 2-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs about 40-pounds.

It is unknown what Osiel was last seen wearing. Authorities believe Osiel is in the company of his father, 32-year-old Jorge Rico-Ruvira who is 5-foot-8 and is 150-pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Rico-Ruvira is believed to be driving a maroon GMC Yukon SUV with a turquoise license plate MNF231.

According to police, they are also investigating a homicide. RPD reports they found a deceased woman in a home who was later identified as 27-year-old Isela Mauricio-Sanchez. An arrest warrant was issued on Thursday night for Rico-Ruvira who is believed to have killed the mother and taken the child.

Police say the Sanchez was initially discovered by family members and is the mother of the missing 3-year-old. Osiel is also believed to be in danger if not located.

Maroon GMC Yukon SUV (courtesy NMSP)

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Roswell Police Department at (575) 624-6770.

This is a developing story. KRQE News 13 will provide information as it becomes available.

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