Cal Ripken Jr. announced Thursday that he will be offering a reward of $100,000 to anyone who can help Maryland police find the man responsible for kidnapping his mother last year.
“In our minds, this is important not only for us in our community, but for all communities,” the baseball legend said at a press conference this morning, the AP reported.
Vi Ripken was taken from her home in Aberdeen, Md., at gunpoint on July 25, 2012, according to Aberdeen police. She was found the next day in a vehicle near her home with no injuries.
Aberdeen police said in a statement that they have no leads but are looking for a white male wearing glasses in his late 30′s to early 40′s who was wearing a light-colored shirt and camo pants at the time of the kidnapping. The suspect was armed with a handgun.
The FBI is involved in the case but is not commenting on the investigation.
John Walsh, the host of “America’s Most Wanted,” has said he will feature the kidnapping on his show’s website, according to ABC affiliate WJLA.