Fugitive Jorge Rico-Ruvira, Wanted For Murder and Child Abuse, Arrested In Mexico

Jorge Rico-Ruvira was featured on 'In Pursuit with John Walsh' in the fall of 2021.

March 09, 2022
Jorge Rico-Ruvira is a man with black hair and dark eyes. He is wearing a black t-shirt.

Jorge Rico-Ruvira

Photo by: Roswell Police Department

Roswell Police Department

By: Michelle Sigona

The Roswell Police Department confirms "In Pursuit with John Walsh" fugitive Jorge Rico-Ruvira was taken into custody in Mexico and is now back in the United States.

Rico-Ruvira is facing charges of first-degree murder, child abuse, and battery. He went on the run after allegedly killing the mother of his child, 27-year-old Isela Mauricio-Sanchez, and fleeing with their young son. The child was rescued in October 2021 and authorities confirm he was extradited to the United States.

Roswell Police Chief Philip Smith said in a press release, “I am incredibly proud of our investigators who identified the suspect and teamed with the FBI's expertise in international operational deployments. The operation's success was founded in locating and apprehending the fugitive while returning both the suspect and the child. The suspect is now in the United States to face justice.”

Currently, Rico-Ruvira is behind bars in New Mexico.

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