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Reward now $100,000 in Vi Ripken abduction case

Reward now $100,000 in Vi Ripken abduction case

Hoping to reignite interest in the bizarre kidnapping and mysterious return of his mother, former Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. has announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the man responsible.

"In our minds, this is important, not only for us and our community, but for all communities," Ripken said Thursday. "We would like to get closure on this case and give all of us some peace of mind."

The announcement comes just over a year after Vi Ripken was kidnapped at gunpoint from her Aberdeen home of more than five decades, then driven around in her Lincoln Town Car. She was released...