A day after it was released by police, a of the man who allegedly abducted Vi Ripken appeared on billboards in the Baltimore area.
The advertisements—jointly funded by , , Metro Crime Stoppers and the FBI—appeared on revolving billboards along Interstate 95 and Interstate 83.
The billboard, with the black-and-white sketch, read:
For the Abduction of Violet Ripken
The phone number is a 24-7 hotline dedicated to the case.
Ripken, 74, is the mother of National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken—a native of . Violet Ripken was taken from her home by a man hiding in her garage between 7 and 8 a.m. on July 24, and returned unharmed to her neighborhood, where she was found tied up in her car around 6:15 a.m. on July 25, police said.
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