Up To $10,000 Reward Offered For Information In Death Of Roswell Woman


A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira. Photo Courtesy FBI


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 Jan. 7 murder of his girlfriend in Roswell. He 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 in Roswell and a state warrant was issued Jan. 8 for his arrest.

A federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico in Las Cruces Jan. 10 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 link to the FBI Wanted poster can be found at: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/murders/jorge-ernesto-rico-ruvira

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 also may be sent at tips.fbi.gov.

The FBI is investigating this case with the Roswell Police Department and New Mexico State Police.