Manhunt for Ex-Cop Yields Little Near Resort

Christopher Dorner thought to be near Big Bear Lake
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2013 8:31 AM CST
This image provided by the Irvine Police Department shows Christopher Dorner in surveillance video at an Orange County, Calif., hotel on Jan. 28.   (AP Photo/Irvine Police Department)
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(Newser) – Authorities may have found Christopher Dorner's burned-out truck near Big Bear Lake in California, but the former cop and suspected murderer remains at large this morning, reports the Los Angeles Times. A storm has brought heavy snow and bitter-cold temperatures to the area, which is both a help and a hindrance to the manhunt. Dorner would need serious survival gear if he is indeed still in the woods somewhere. His mother owns undeveloped land in the region, but a search of it turned up nothing.

Of course, given Dorner's boasts of planning to bring "warfare" to the LAPD, authorities have to be on guard that they're not walking into a trap, reports AP. Or that he didn't plant the truck there to divert resources while he heads elsewhere. "It makes you wonder," says a former LAPD official. "What is his plan for the end game?"

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