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

(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?"

This image provided by the Irvine Police Department shows Christopher Dorner in surveillance video at an Orange County, Calif., hotel on Jan. 28.
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)
A California Highway Patrol officer tells a driver to roll the window down at a checkpoint near Big Bear Lake, Calif, Friday.
A California Highway Patrol officer tells a driver to roll the window down at a checkpoint near Big Bear Lake, Calif, Friday.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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