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Cal Ripken is preparing to speak out about his mother's kidnapping last week.
The Hall of Fame infielder has scheduled a news conference for Friday morning in Baltimore, when he's expected to provide an update on the investigation and make a statement.
Ripken's 74-year-old mother, Vi, told police she was kidnapped at gunpoint last week, blindfolded and driven around. She was found unharmed in her car the following day.
Aberdeen, Md., police have released a sketch and video of the suspect, but have provided few details.
The news conference will be held at the B&O Warehouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Ripken's home stadium for years with the Baltimore Orioles.
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Baltimore County police say the 74-year-old mother of legendary Baltimore Orioles player Cal Ripken Jr. has been found after being reported missing.
Police say Violet Roberta Ripken was found in Harford County, Md., where she lives, around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday after being reported missing hours earlier. Police spokesman Cpl. Cathleen E. Batton says she's being interviewed and...
This is beyond SCARY! The 74-year-old mother of former Baltimore Orioles player Cal Ripken Jr. was kidnapped at gun point on Tuesday morning and found early this morning in Baltimore. Violet Roberta Ripken was approached by a man at her home, who displayed a gun and forced her into her vehicle. He then fled the [...]
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Cal Ripken’s mother Vi Ripken(Handout photo via WBAL.com)
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