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Federal charges filed against man accused in woman’s death

January 11, 2020 GMT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell man accused of killing the mother of his 3-year-old son before fleeing with the boy is now facing federal charges.

The FBI says it has issued an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Jorge Rico-Ruvira on one count of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Police believe Rico-Ruvira killed 27-year-old Isela Mauricio-Sanchez and left with their young son, who is still missing.

Rico-Ruvira is also facing charges of first-degree murder in state court. Authorities say he was possibly headed to Mexico, where he has family.