Cal Ripken Jr. speaks at a press conference on August 1
BALTIMORE (WUSA9) -- One year after Cal Ripken Jr.'s mother was abducted at gunpoint from her home in Aberdeen, the Ripken Family and Ripken Baseball announced a $100,000 reward for information in the case.
The family held a press conference at the Sports Legends Museum in Baltimore on Thursday morning. They pleaded for more information about the man who took Vi Ripken from her home on July 24, 2013 and drove her across state lines before returning her back home. They offered a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the man.
In a statement released to the press, Cal Ripken, Jr. said, "My mother, brothers and sister are very appreciative and grateful for the support we have received from our community. The fact the Orioles, Ravens and Under Armour want to help us find this person demonstrates this isn't just about our mom but about our community as a whole. We hope this renewed effort will bring this individual to justice and make all of us that much safer."
Vi Ripken was held captive for 24 hours before being returned to her home. No arrests were made even after video surveillance was released to the public.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call either America's Most Wanted hotline at 1-800-Crime-TV or the FBI at 410-265-8080.