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Video Shows Suspect in Alleged Vi Ripken Abduction

Police believe the man was in Anne Arundel County and seek the public's help in identifying him.

On Wednesday, police released a composite sketch of the man suspected of last week along with a video that shows the suspect at a retail establishment in Anne Arundel County.

Lt. Fred Budnick with the 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.

Anyone with information may call Aberdeen police at 410-272-2121.

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patricia August 02, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Why isn't the FBI involved in this case? Isn't kidnapping a federal offense?

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