Reporting Gigi Barnett
ABERDEEN, Md. (WJZ)—The investigation into the abduction of Cal Ripken’s mother continues. While police are still searching for leads, the Hall-Of-Famer is speaking out about his mother’s recovery.
Gigi Barnett has more.
Months ago, Aberdeen police released surveillance video of the suspect they believe is responsible for kidnapping baseball Hall-Of-Famer Cal Ripken’s mother.
Police know his face, but his name is a mystery.
Detectives say the search for him is still a very active investigation.
“It’s taken more time than we thought it would originally take,” said an Aberdeen police officer.
Back in July, police say the suspect walked up to 74-year-old Vi Ripken just outside her Aberdeen home.
He pointed a gun at her, forced her into her car and drove her around Baltimore and Harford counties.
Police found her safe and alone in the car 24 hours later.
“It’s still traumatic,” said Cal Ripken.
He says his family is trying to move on. As he accepted a $25,000 donation for the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation this week, the baseball icon gave an update on his mother, who he says is still recovering from the ordeal.
“She’s physically fine. She’s moving out doing the normal things that she’s doing. But she can’t help but be affected by it. We’re happy that she continues to feel better and get more independent, but it’s still traumatic,” said Cal Ripken.
Police are looking for the suspect described as in his late 30s or early 40s and last seen wearing a light colored shirt, camouflage pants and eyeglasses.
Although police haven’t received any credible tips, they’re still looking for them. If you have any information on the case, call Aberdeen police at 410-272-2121.