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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 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 based on eyewitness accounts.

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.

Stay with Patch for updates.

Leslie Schildgen August 07, 2012 at 06:49 PM
unhappy grannie you've got nerve: You're the one who threw a temper tantrum when I first commented on this fiasco. In fact, your comment to me was the most hostile I have read so far. Of course your buddy, Sean deleted all evidence of YOUR rant.
Laura Jackson August 07, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Don't worry about "unhappy" grannie, Leslie. She's VERY bitter. And, yeah--you have me as your witness. I saw her ugly rants. So, yes--she is the first one who threw a temper tantrum. Apparently, unless we ALL agree with this "grannie," (who could be Vi for all we know, or her "friend"), we're on the you-know-what list. I have always said this story doesn't add up. And, I will continue to say that. Unless they actually catch a guy (which they won't--you, Courtney, I, and some others know why), hold a public trial, I will never believe this. A kidnapper who comes "prepared" with duct tape and a blindfold and rope to tie her hands behind her back would also come prepared with food, cigarettes, etc. He's not going to be stupid enough to leave a woman blindfolded, gagged, etc. in the back seat while he takes a trip through a Walmart (or wherever). He's also not going to be so stupid with all of Aberdeen Police surrounding the neighborhood to drive up in HER vehicle and leave her in the same location where he allegedly "abducted" her. Apparently, some people believe everything people say. These are like the 12 jurors in Florida that believed Casey Anthony was innocent. The facts were all there out in the open; yet, there ARE people who believed Casey when she said her poor daughter was "kidnapped." And, the same will continue with other cases. So sad; but true. I guess grannie is just upset that we don't believe in this story. Oh well. What can you do? :D
Leslie Schildgen August 07, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Laura: I can't believe those idiot jurors in the Casey Anthony case. They didn't even find her guilty of child endangerment.
Laura Jackson August 07, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Hey Leslie--I hope you're having a good day! And, yeah--those jurors weren't "thinking." So much evidence was stacked against her; i.e., the home computer had "How to make chloroform" on it, "How to break someone's neck," etc. The same duct tape used over her daughter's mouth was found at the Anthony home; the same EXACT heart-shaped stickers were also found at the home (like the one placed over the duct tape where the mouth was); the Anthony's pets were buried in the same exact location the body was found; and, oh--let's not forget how she made up the whole story about "Zannie the Nannie" who kidnapped her daughter, the fact that Casey didn't report her child even "missing" for 31 days, and the biggest clue of all--they said that little Caylee's body had been in Casey's TRUNK (due to the smell of death, the chloroform that was detected in there, as well as strands of Caylee's hair). Yeah--why did those stupid jurors not see her as GUILTY? Sure--everyone puts their kids in the trunk of their cars, right? Leslie--Obviously I'm being "sarcastic" about everyone putting their kids in trunks. I know that you're intelligent enough to know that I'm being sarcastic. But, you know as well as I do--there are certain people in here that cannot take a joke or just cannot tell if you're being sarcastic or not. LOL. I know--not a laughing matter; but, this story of "kidnapping" sounds fictitious (sp?) to me. Watching out for the grammar police. LOL.
Laura Jackson August 07, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Oh--wow--Leslie--My hubby just walked in the door. He wasn't supposed to get home until later tonight. Anyhow, he wants to take me out to dinner. Yay!! Hey--who am I to argue with that? A night out? Sounds like a plan to me. Haven't heard from Courtney in a while. I hope these people haven't run her out of here. After all, we are all entitled to say what's on our minds. I'm willing to hear from the people who "believe" this story. It doesn't bother me in the least. What does bother me is all the media attention this story is getting (when more important issues are still pending--such as REAL murderers at large, etc.). And, the victims of THOSE cases do not get billboards to search for the perps. Oh well. Such is life. I'd better get off of here before my hubby changes his mind about going out for dinner though, Leslie. Have a great evening! Don't let anyone get you down--especially the bitter grannie. Okay? :-D

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