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Hostage Couple to Get Most of Dorner Reward

$1M payout to be split 3 ways

(Newser) - A couple tied up and held captive in their cabin by rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner will be getting most of the $1 million reward in the case. The LAPD says a panel of three judges has decided to give 80% of the payout to Jim and Karen Reynolds, who called... More »

Dorner Tried to Hitch a Ride to Mexico With Fishermen

But not even $400, fish tacos convinced anyone

(Newser) - Christopher Dorner, the ex-cop who died last week after allegedly killing four people, tried to escape to Mexico, NBC News reports. On Feb. 5, just two days after he allegedly killed his first two victims, fishermen at San Diego's Driscoll Wharf say he approached them and tried to find... More »

Autopsy Suggests Dorner Killed Himself

He died of a single gunshot wound to the head

(Newser) - It looks like Christopher Dorner killed himself in his showdown with police at a mountain cabin in California. Autopsy results show that Dorner died of a single gunshot wound to the head, reports AP . While he had been in a fierce gunfight with officers prior to that, a spokesman for... More »

Sheriff Confirms: Body Was Dorner's

Dental records prove fugitive was killed in cabin showdown

(Newser) - Officials say burned remains found in a California mountain cabin have been positively identified as fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner. A spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County sheriff's office said Dorner's dental records proved to be a match. She did not give a cause of death. The... More »

Sheriff: We Did Not Intentionally Set Dorner Fire

Jim, Karen Reynolds say they first alerted police, not maids

(Newser) - Though authorities are unable to "absolutely, positively confirm" that the burned body found in Big Bear cabin is that of Christopher Dorner, they "believe the investigation is over at this point," says Sheriff John McMahon. McMahon also yesterday asserted that police did not intentionally burn down the... More »

Did Police Start Fire in Dorner Cabin?

References to 'burning' heard, but could just be tear gas

(Newser) - Did police start the fire that may have consumed the body of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner? In police audio broadcast on KCAL yesterday, officers can be heard apparently yelling, "Burn it down" or "Burn him out." Another YouTube video claims to be a police scanner recording, and... More »

2 Maids Triggered the End for Dorner

Pair found fugitive in cabin they were cleaning yesterday morning

(Newser) - Details on how police found Christopher Dorner are becoming clearer, after charred remains believed to be those of the fugitive ex-cop were found in a Big Bear cabin last night :
  • The beginning of the end for Dorner started yesterday morning, when two maids arrived to clean a vacant cabin and
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As Manhunt Continues, LAPD Going Door-to-Door

Resort town on lockdown as Christopher Dorner remains at large

(Newser) - The California resort town of Big Bear Lake has had a rough night. Los Angeles police officers have visited more than half the area's homes as they search for ex-cop Christopher Dorner ; they're telling locals not to answer their doors unless they're sure who's knocking, ABC... More »

Computers Goofed by 6,000 Miles on Quake

Russian quake mistaken for California tremor

(Newser) - A huge earthquake under the ocean in one of the most remote parts of the planet was erroneously detected by US computers yesterday as tremors in California and Idaho, reports the Los Angeles Times. The US Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center corrected the error within minutes, but the goof-up... More »

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