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Ripken abduction: Cal Ripken, Jr. offers reward for information on mother's kidnapping

Ripken abduction: Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. is hoping a large reward will bring police more information on who kidnapped his mother last year. Police have no new leads in the Ripken abduction.

By Associated Press / August 1, 2013

Ripken abduction: Hall of Fame baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. speaks during a news conference to announce a $100,000 reward for information in connection to the unsolved abduction of his mother, which happened more than a year ago, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at Sports Legends Museum in Baltimore.

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Baltimore, Maryland

The family of Cal Ripken Jr. is offering a $100,000 reward to help find the person who kidnapped the former Orioles star's mother last year.

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The Hall of Fame infielder made the announcement Thursday at the Sports Legends Museum next to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a little more than a year after Vi Ripken was taken at gunpoint from her Aberdeen home and held captive for 24 hours. She was returned unharmed. No one has been arrested in the abduction.

Aberdeen police spokesman Lt. Fred Budnick says the case has no new active leads. But Cal Ripken says he hopes the reward will help re-energize the case.

Former 'America's Most Wanted' TV host John Walsh has offered his help, saying the case would be featured on the franchise's website.

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