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Cal Ripken Jr. offers $100,000 reward for info on mother's kidnapping

August 01, 2013|By Houston Mitchell
  • A police sketch of the person wanted in connection with the 2012 kidnapping of Cal Ripken Jr.'s mother.
A police sketch of the person wanted in connection with the 2012 kidnapping… (Abderdeen Police Department )

Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. announced Thursday that he is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the capture and conviction of the person who kidnapped his mother last year.

Vi Ripken was taken from her Aberdeen, Md., home at gunpoint on July 24, 2012, and returned unharmed 24 hours later. The Aberdeen Police Department released a sketch, photographs and a surveillance video that were believed to show the potential suspect, but he has never been identified.

“I think in some ways maybe this should've happened earlier,” Ripken said of the reward. “I think in the beginning we were all hopeful that an arrest would happen pretty quickly and we were all encouraged. But, you know, it is what it is.”


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