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)

(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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Feb 9, 2013 10:31 PM CST
Dude writes a umpteen page manifesto, allegedly plans the murders of some cops and their families, and the LAPD doesn't think he took the time to figure out how he was going to do it?
Feb 9, 2013 9:00 PM CST
Maybe I didn't follow this story from the beginning because I just don't understand his logic as to why he's wanting to bring torment to the LAPD. Is it, "It hurt my feelings when I was fired years ago so I will kill innocent people out of spite"? Doesn't really make much sense! In all of his photos, he looks like such an honest and jolly kinda guy.
Feb 9, 2013 2:39 PM CST
Of course they need to find this man he is a "murderer"- he needs food, supplies and money, so who will he target next. That is what's scary. If you lived in the area where he's loose, you would be scared too!