Daughter details moments leading up to mother's death, brother's disappearance | KOB 4

Daughter details moments leading up to mother's death, brother's disappearance

Faith Egbuonu
Updated: January 10, 2020 05:35 PM
Created: January 10, 2020 05:31 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M- A 12-page criminal complaint details what Isela Mauricio-Sanchez’s 8-year-old daughter witnessed at the time of her mother’s death.

Mauricio-Sanchez, 27, was found dead inside her home Tuesday.


According to the complaint, Isela’s daughter told investigators she noticed her parents were angry at each other, and also said no one spoke during dinner Monday night.

Shortly after, she said her mother and Jorge Rico-Ruvira, 32, went to sleep, as she and her three-year-old brother Osiel Ernesto Rico watched a show before bed.

Isela’s daughter said when she woke up Tuesday morning, three-year-old Osiel and Rico-Ruvira were gone.

She told investigators she observed multiple hangers without clothes around the residence, and a television that was missing.

Investigators said Isela’s father stopped by the house, after her mother said she was unable to get a hold of Isela Tuesday morning.

According to the criminal complaint, the girl told her grandfather that she believed her mother was “faking being asleep, but was actually dead.”

She also stated she believes "her dad did something to her, because of the red marks she witnessed on her arm." 

Investigators believe Isela died from strangulation.

An Amber Alert was issued for Osiel on Tuesday. Police believe he is with Rico-Ruvira, who is wanted for murder.

The FBI filed an arrest warrant in the case, which will agents to arrest Rico-Ruvira wherever he may be hiding.

Investigator said they received a cell phone ping from Mexico.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call authorities at 1-800-457-3463 or dial 911.

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