Toddler Missing After Mother Found Dead

New Mexico

New Mexico authorities are searching for 3-year-old Osiel Ernesto Rico, believed to be with his father, after Isela Mauricio-Sanchez was found dead in their home.

(KOB/NBC News)  An Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-year-old New Mexico boy after his mother was found dead inside their Roswell home.

The Roswell Police Department says Osiel Ernesto Rico was last seen on . The boy’s mother, Isela Mauricio-Sanchez, was found dead at the residence on Tuesday.

The investigation was initially classified as a “suspicious death” but police later declared it to be a homicide.

Police believe Osiel is with his father, 32-year-old Jorge Rico-Ruvira, and could be in danger. 

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