Aberdeen police on Tuesday released a surveillance video taken of the man they believe kidnapped Violet Ripken from her home last week as well as a composite rendering developed from witness descriptions in the case.
Aberdeen Police Department spokesman Lt. Fred Budnick said in an e-mail that the 35-second video was taken at a “retail establishment” in Anne Arundel County, but did not name the location.
The video, taken from what appears to be a Wal-Mart, contains the same images released by police as still photos last week.
A composite rendering developed from witness descriptions in the case was also released Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities continue to search for the man suspected of kidnapping Ripken from her home in Aberdeen between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. July 24.
According to police, the man drove Ripken around the central Maryland area throughout the day and into the evening in her car until the vehicle was spotted in the White Marsh area, triggering an overnight search.
Following a missing persons alert issued just after 5:30 a.m. on July 25, Ripken was located by neighbors near her home less than an hour later.
Budnick said investigators, including members of the FBI’ s Baltimore field office, have not determined a motive for the kidnapping, and are exploring “several theories.” However, he said the incident was not related to any medical or health conditions.