Police Release Video In Vi Ripken Abduction Case
The matriarch of the Ripken family was abducted last week and the investigation is ongoing.
Police have today released video and plan to release a composite sketch of the man suspected of abducting Vi Ripken last week.
The video, released by investigators, shows the suspect at a retail establishment in Anne Arundel County. Later in the day police are expected to release a composite sketch of the suspected abductor based on eyewitness accounts.
Lt. Fred Budnick with the Aberdeen Police Department wrote in an email Tuesday that no specific motive has been indentified in the alleged abduction.
"This is still considered to be a forced abduction not related to any medical or health conditions," Budnick wrote.
Aberdeen police said a man armed with a handgun—described as in his late 30s or early 40s wearing a light colored shirt, camouflage pants and glasses—forced Ripken into her vehicle between 7 and 8 a.m. July 24. The vehicle fled the area, police said.
Ripken, 74, was found safely with her hands bound in the back of her car July 25 after being driven around the Baltimore metro region, police said during a news conference.
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