Violet Ripken

5 years later, police are still searching for the man who abducted Vi Ripken

5 years later, police are still searching for the man who abducted Vi Ripken

Five years after one of their city’s most famous residents was abducted from her home, Aberdeen police on Wednesday released a composite sketch of the man they say is responsible for kidnapping Vi Ripken.

Ripken — the mother of Cal, Billy, Ellen and Fred and the widow of Cal Ripken Sr. — was abducted from her home on July 24, 2012 and was returned to the block where she lived the following morning. Since then, Aberdeen police and the FBI have maintained an investigation.

On Tuesday, Aberdeen police released an updated image of the suspect based upon a new artist rendering of what he would look like after five years.

Ripken — 74 at the...

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