Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira now on Roswell’s Most Wanted Fugitives

Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira now on Roswell’s Most Wanted Fugitives
Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - As the search for murder suspect Jorge Ernesto Rico-Ruvira continues, he remains one of Roswell’s Most Wanted fugitives.

This 32-year-old is accused of strangling his girlfriend and then fleeing with his 3-year-old son.

RPD, the FBI and N.M. State Police are working on this case and the FBI has offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information that assists in apprehending Rico-Ruvira.

Please use the link here to take a look at a photo of Rico-Ruvira and his description and other information relavant to the case:

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Rico-Ruvira, or having any other information that could potentially help locate him, is asked to call the Roswell Police Department at (575) 624-6770 or the FBI at (505) 889-1300.

RPD thanks citizens for their assistance.

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: BlackEyes: BrownHeight: 5′8″Weight: 150 poundsSex: MaleRace: White (Hispanic)A link to the FBI Wanted poster can be found at:


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 at

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

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