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Police: No Big Breaks In Vi Ripken Abduction Case

Despite a planned news conference featuring Cal Ripken Friday, there have been no major beaks in the abduction of the National Baseball Hall of Famer's mother.

After nearly 10 days, continue to look for a major break in the Vi Ripken abduction case.

Despite new tips received and  featuring Vi Ripken's son, National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Budnick said police have not made any major advancements in finding said to have abducted the 74-year-old Aberdeen resident last week.

In an email to media Thursday, Budnick thanked media for publishing a composite sketch and video of the suspect. He said police "received about another ten tips" which have been passed on to investigators.

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Violet Ripken, 74, was taken from her home by a man hiding in her garage between 7 and 8 a.m. on July 24, and returned unharmed to her neighborhood, where she was found tied up in her car around 6:15 a.m. on July 25, police said.

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Laura Jackson August 06, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Surprise; surprise. Did they (the police, the FBI, the media) really think there would be a "break" in this case? It's not going to happen. I just don't believe this incident ever really happened; and, if it turns out to be a hoax, and all of this man-power by the police and the FBI was for nothing, and Federal tax dollars were used to try to find a "non-existent" perp, then this family should pay the consequences. I'm surprised that the FBI would jump in on this case. There are far more serious crimes going on in this Country that they should be concentrating on--instead of a "nice" kidnapper that supposedly took an elderly lady on a 24-hour drive, stopped to get her food and even lit her cigarettes, never harmed her and even returned her to the same spot in which he allegedly took her (oh--and no money was apparently taken in this ordeal). I don't know how the police or the FBI look at this case; but, to me--it sort of sounds like how some of my dates used to be--we'd go out for a day/evening drive, stop for food, he'd be a gentleman and light my cigarettes, and if he wanted to surprise me about where we were going, yeah--he might even blindfold me. And, when the date was over, he'd take me home (and I didn't have to spend a single cent). He paid for everything.
Dave August 06, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Laura, The only problem with your conspiracy theory is that there are at least two people with no connection to the Ripken family that saw her in a state of distress during this 24 hour period. Did your dates tie you up as well as blind fold you?
yvonne bachman August 07, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Leslie Schildgen August 07, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Laura: Hilarious!!!
Laura Jackson August 08, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Really, Dave? My so-called "conspiracy theory" is that there are at least TWO people who SAW Ms. Ripken in a state of distress during that 24-hour period?? TWO people saw this (a woman blindfolded and mouth taped shut in the back seat of the car); and NEITHER FOLLOWED this vehicle while on the phone with 911?? I would have followed that car (NO MATTER WHAT). So, there goes YOUR theory. How do you know these alleged "TWO" individuals weren't part of the whole alleged kidnapping story? The fact is: You don't. It doesn't make sense that any person (with human compassion, that is) would see something like this and NOT BLOCK the car in when it was seen at the store or FOLLOWED. Geez. I have followed people just for driving drunk (or what appeared to be drunk)--calling 911 and giving them exact locations as to where we were at the time. One guy was on the beltway scraping the side of his car onto the barrier. And, yes, I stayed behind and followed him until the police arrived to stop this individual. And, to answer your question about whether my dates tied me up as well as blind fold me: Well, LOL: Yeah--some actually did. Thanks for asking. It's called role playing. You should try it sometime. Well, to be perfectly honest--one did not tie me up (but used handcuffs instead). Does that count, Dave? LOL.


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