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Update: Manhunt for Dorner Continues; Authorities Search Home

Authorities search a La Palma home while the manhunt continues in California, Nevada, Arizona and Northern Mexico.

Updated at 9:45  p.m. Friday

Since allegedly shooting at two Riverside Police officers, killing one early Thursday morning, triple-murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner has managed to evade a massive manhunt spanning several states.

The search for Dorner, a disgruntled former LAPD officer, spread Friday from California and Nevada to Arizona and northern Mexico and back to Dorner’s home in Orange County, where authorities raided his mother’s La Palma residence.

The fired LAPD officer, 33, is suspected in the revenge slayings of an engaged couple in Irvine in addition to Thursday's ambush murder of the Riverside police officer. Even as officers across the region attempt to hunt Dorner down, police in Riverside are preparing to bury one of their own.

Funeral services for the officer, an 11-year veteran whose name is being withheld at the request of Riverside Police Department Chief Sergio Diaz, are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grove Community Church, 19900 Grove Community Drive. The entire Riverside police force will turn out for Wednesday's funeral, complete with an honor guard procession that will bear the 34-year-old patrolman's casket to Riverside National Cemetery for internment.

In the meantime, the manhunt continues. As snow fell Friday in Big Bear, more than 100 police and canines combed the mountainous area where Dorner's truck was found ablaze Thursday.

According to San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon, deputies and police officers used specialized equipment such as armored personnel carriers equipped with chains to help them navigate the snow-covered roadways.

Sheriff's officials said the search would continue until Dorner was located or evidence was found indicating he was no longer in the Big Bear area. Officials said some tracks were found during the search effort, but investigators determined they did not belong to Dorner.

Meanwhile, authorities searched Dorner's mother's home in La Palma, where Dorner was believed to have either been staying or recently visited prior to the outbreak of violence. According to the Irvine Police Department, investigators examined computer records and emerged with bags of evidence. Dorner’s mother and sister were home during the search, which lasted several hours.

False Sightings

Elsewhere, police chased various false leads:

  • Around 8:45 a.m. in downtown Los Angeles, sheriff's officials locked down the Twin Towers jail after a civilian employee said she saw "an individual outside that resembled suspect Dorner," officials said. KABC said Dorner's ex-wife works at the jail. The lockdown was lifted shortly after 2 p.m.
  • The California Highway Patrol issued an alert Friday that Dorner could be driving a white Lexus last seen near Barstow, but that report was later discredited.
  • A sighting in San Diego County late Thursday was branded a hoax and authorities may prosecute the caller.
  • In Torrance on Thursday, police fired a hail of bullets at two female newspaper carriers driving a truck similar to Dorner's, wounding both. "It looked like the police had the goal of administering street justice and, in so doing, didn't take the time to notice that these two older, small Latina women don't look like a large black man," attorney Glen T. Jonas, who is representing the victims, told the Los Angeles Times.

The Manhunt Spreads

In Las Vegas, FBI agents searched a home Dorner owns, while the search expanded to Arizona and northern Mexico, according to reports.

The LAPD has been on full tactical alert, which extends officers' shifts, almost continuously since the Thursday morning shootings in Riverside County of three police, one of whom died.

Numerous officers had been standing guard outside LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles since Dorner was identified Wednesday night as the suspect in the slayings of 28-year-old Monica Quan and her finance, 27-year-old Keith Lawrence, who were found shot to death Sunday in a parked car at their Irvine home.

Quan was the daughter of a retired LAPD captain who represented Dorner at the LAPD hearing that led to his firing, and the killings were an act of revenge outlined in a lengthy manifesto that discussed everything from police racism to Charlie Sheen and Michelle Obama, according to police.

Dorner is 6 feet tall and weighs 270 pounds. Anyone encountering him should consider him armed and extremely dangerous and should not approach but instead call 911 immediately, police said. A tip line has been established at 949-724-7192.

Also Read:

Hoax Wildcat Canyon Sighting of Dorner May Result in Charges

Killing Spree Manifesto: 'You Will Not Survive'

Suspect Sued LAPD After He Was Fired

Long Beach Woman Reportedly Was Married to Dorner

A False Alarm in San Diego

Engaged Couple Found Shot to Death in Irvine

-City News Service contributed to this report

zoe moire February 09, 2013 at 07:46 PM
This is not the time to be negative regarding officers. I will respect the idea that some at LAPD overreacted, and many will pay a price with administrative investigations. But, to slam dunk an entire group of individuals who go to work and put their lives on the line every day, is disgusting.
zoe moire February 09, 2013 at 07:47 PM
Absolutely. He does need to eat.
zoe moire February 09, 2013 at 07:48 PM
What is your personal knowledge base on this, let us know the study you are siting - or is it a personal opinion from a personal experience? You sound bitter.
zoe moire February 09, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Your post is worthy, and the reply from JustUs below sites his reading, most likely, news articles rather than in-depth studies through the Criminal Justice System, which a 2 year college program could provide some insight on his claim, to which is wrong. I''m not a "cop" - but I'm prepared to look at evidence from non-news-inflammatory and selling points of view. Many articles get the facts wrong, and it is not until a case is heard in court that the details come to light. Unfortunately by that time, the media is no longer interested.
zoe moire February 09, 2013 at 07:53 PM
You should censor yourself by doing some research outside of the newspaper and tv.
zoe moire February 09, 2013 at 08:02 PM
This has become an inflammatory board with everything from pros and cons towards officers. If someone is citing a 2007 report on police officer pay, do note that with budget cuts in the past 2 years, there is no longer overtime unless it is absolutely necessary to uphold the consistency of good coverage which could include a pursuit investigation such as this. Let's get up to date and keep our eyes on what is truly at hand. A criminal is out there. He was formerly with the LAPD. He got angry. What we read in the media may not be all the facts surrounding his case, his termination, his time as an officer, etc. Watch out - those who rely on only the media for information. More will be learned as time moves on. Let the officers and FBI, ATF , and others becoming involved do their very best to capture him. He has killed innocent people, not just officers. Heed the warnings he is very dangerous. Little is being said of his mental state - we can infer, carefully, he is not at all "normal" at this time.
SSpeed Racer February 09, 2013 at 08:11 PM
I read the LAPD report, Dorner's Manifesto, and the Gettler's video deposition. Both Dorner's and the LAPD's actions are criminal. Neither are innocent.
JustUs February 09, 2013 at 08:20 PM
" If someone is citing a 2007 report on police officer pay, do note that with budget cuts in the past 2 years, there is no longer overtime unless it is absolutely necessary to uphold the consistency of good coverage which could include a pursuit investigation such as this." Baloney. Now they have "Beds for Feds" at the County jail that added about 1000 new illegal migrant bodies to the jail system. Plus, with AB 109 state prisoners are being transferred to the County jails. More inmates require more overtime hours. So your claim is unbelieveable and you have no proof to substantiate your claim, Zoe You have no proof that anything has changed. All you have is talk. I provided logic above that discounts your claim. And that 2007 pay grid for Deputy 1's says it all. That is the LOWEST pay grade at OCSD. The bottom of the barrel. Entry positions. And all make in excess of $100,000 in just salary and overtime. If you tack on the pension benefits and the medical - it adds an easy $50,000 to their total compensation. One Deputy 1 made over $196,000 in salary and overtime. And the knee slapper is that one only needs a GED diploma to get hired by OCSD. In fact, their former Acting Sheriff, Joanne Galinsky, who was appointed after Carona left had only a GED. So if all it takes is a GED to be the Acting Sheriff what relection would that have upon the rank and file? Wake up and snap out of your denial.
JustUs February 09, 2013 at 08:31 PM
"Yes. Of course. My mistake. His manifesto said so." It's not just his manifesto. It's the FACTS in Dorner's termination case which are leaking out that tend to substantiate his manifesto claims. Catch up with the news! "Aside from that, I really hope you are not saying that what he is doing is alright with you." I've already made it clear that what Dorner did was reprehensible. I said that repeatedly in my comments. But my MAIN point that you either deny or ignore is that LAPD created this monster and caused havoc in our society. You cannot point to any heinous criminal who has done what he has done in So. Cal., namely killed an innocent woman and her fiancee in retaliation for percieved harm caused by a cop. Yet Dorner did it and he WAS A COP, who was a product of LAPD. OWN IT, MAN!!! "Your arguments, however, seem to lump all police into one general category to make it convenient for you to say the things you do" My point is that there is a code of silence within the police force where seemingly good cops cover for bad cops. This is common knowledge. No secret. Everyone knows that secret. So stop being coy. And when good cops cover for bad cops it makes the good cops bad. And this is widepread throughout LE. No secret. "You know, you can always go live somewhere that has a police force that has no corruption." Why should I have to move to avoid corrupted cops? What a stupid thing to say. It's incumbent upon the corrupted cops to change!
JustUs February 09, 2013 at 09:04 PM
"This is not the time to be negative regarding officers." I bet some german citizens said the same thing about the Stasi back in the day too. " I will respect the idea that some at LAPD overreacted, and many will pay a price with administrative investigations." HAH! What a ridiculous thing to say. You mean a reprimand in the file for shooting an innocent 71 year old woman in the back twice? All 7 (or whoever fired their weapons) should be fired immediately and criminal charges against the one who shot the woman in the back. "But, to slam dunk an entire group of individuals who go to work and put their lives on the line every day, is disgusting." No, what's disgusting is that cops shoot an innocent 71 year old woman in the back and that there isn't public outrage communicated by all cops. That's what's disgusting. You morality meter must be turned off today. But keep carrying their water. It's amusing. ;^)
JustUs February 09, 2013 at 09:11 PM
Zoe, why don't you be specific and debate the FACTS that I put into my comment. All you are good for is throwing generalized barbs and personal attacks without debating the substance of my SPECIFIC comments. From your comments under this topic you are obviously a shoe-shine boy for the cops. And IMO it's disgusting. It's disingenous and waterboy attitudes like your that are contributing to the destruction of our nation, IMO.
JustUs February 09, 2013 at 09:13 PM
Zoe, more personal attacks from you without substance, I see. You have failed to debate even one of my specific points. Instead you attack me. That tells me you are a coward, my friend. Wear it like a badge. heh. ;^)
JustUs February 09, 2013 at 09:25 PM
Steve, LAPD bought the entire Dorner package. All of it. They owned him. He passed all LAPD's tests, screenings, psych evals and background checks. Sorry, man. He was apparently clean when he arrived at LAPD. Otherwise they wouldn't have hired him, right? So they created this "Frankenstein", like it or not, buddy. But I know you folks rarely accept responsibility while you expect it of everyone else. More of the phony double standard. And that's why you've lost the public's respect. That's why normal everyday people (NON-CRIMINALS) are starting to despise the cops. Look at Fullerton PD. Look at all the manure that OCSD has pulled over the years, especially with Carona. Why should anyone respect cops? Respect is earned, pal. Now grow up, Steve, and face the truth. Go back to work and start holding your own accountable. Oh, and Dorner lost his top secret clearance as a result of LAPD's actions. That undoubtedly impacted his ability to function in his naval job. And it most likely had a bearing on his discharge. My guess is that he was rifted out due at least in part to LAPD's action against him. And that probably pushed him right over the edge. You're a cop, right??? You should be able to think through this stuff and analyze it too.
David Shisler February 10, 2013 at 03:32 AM
This is an informative expert interview http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/09/searchers-struggle-to-pick-up-trail-former-los-angeles-cop-wanted-in-killing/
The Teller of Truth February 10, 2013 at 06:10 AM
@Steve, Nope, I have no need for any lame justifications or lame excuses. I believe that's just an ignorant or lazy way out.
Lee Carnes February 10, 2013 at 06:27 AM
My Gut tells me, Dorner is coming to the very first funeral to open fire!..if law enforcement is smart, they'll be ready for him to show up there!. This guy has just gone over the edge, past reality, into a fantasy shoot out adventure, which there is no return from, but death is what he seeks, his or yours, he does not care..he wants it!.
Mark February 10, 2013 at 06:56 AM
If dormers to attack again, it will be one-on-one or one on two as in before. He cannot afford to take on the entire army of police officers. His success will be taking his time and attacking in very small numbers. That's how he will have maximum effect. a funeral each week is all it takes to keep this going to news. This guy is a Hunter, not a warrior.
Lee Carnes February 10, 2013 at 07:04 AM
There is a lot of people out there that don't understand Mind Forensics, I am one that does however, and I say giving the chance to do it, I think Dorner will open fire on the first funeral, and take out as many as he can, well that is if there is a lot of LAPD there. Yeah..he wants it, and wants it bad!.
allthatca February 10, 2013 at 05:08 PM
What kind of IDIOT would BELIEVE everything a MURDERER would say in a rambling manifesto. Why don't you people get the FACTS before you take a MURDERERS side? Did you see what his Ex-gf said in court documents 7 years ago? She said he's SEVERELY MENTALLY DERANGED!! Get the facts people and I would think the ONLY people who would be so against law inforcement would be people who have done something to deserve being handcuffed and taken away....of course they won't win a popularity contest with YOU. What do you all want, NO law enforcement so everyone can just run amok blowing each other away???
JustUs February 10, 2013 at 05:25 PM
allthatca, there are lots of mentally deranged people living amongst us. Millions. What makes this case different is that Dorner acted out. And the question is: "What pushed him over the edge?". I read his manifesto. I read what information is available about his termination case - both court documents and hearing documents. I digested it all. IMO, based on what I read, Dorner was railroaded and forced out based on internal politics. And this is what produced all that rage. Dorner really isn't that much different from millions of America. But something pushed him over the edge, to the extent that he was willing to give up his own life to fight back. Now, is he full of self-indulgence and self-pity? Of course. Is he an $%&#@*? Yep. No doubt. Even the court system could not unequivocally state that Dorner's case and his accusations that he was being targeted because he fingered his training officer in an 'assault under the color of authority' did not have merit. It only said that he could not meet the burden of proof. That's all. Go read it for yourself. The court didn't dismiss what he was saying as fabrication at all. Most people move on. Dorner didn't. That's the difference here.
jack February 10, 2013 at 06:56 PM
most of these comments are coming from “cop wannabe“ who never were, just like dorner. or jack a#@s with criminal records.....what a surprise.
JustUs February 10, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Fools like you make false statements about fellow posters instead of debating the issue itself because you know full-well that their comments contain substance that cannot be denied. Now go carry some more water in your bucket and replenish your shoe shine supplies.
JustUs February 10, 2013 at 08:01 PM
Shane, why are you posting a response to one of my comments to you that is under a completely different blog? Are you afraid of the facts that I put in my previous comment to you? Very strange that you would do this. " Like I said, you have never been in a situation where you needed a gun, unless it was in school when the bigger kids beat you around a bit." You have no idea what my experiences have been. You don't have a clue. You are talking out the hole in your hind end. "The policemen were carrying guns when they were shot and they didn't help them. But the police that shot up those two ladies in the trucks were well armed and the shot innocent victims. Thats why I don't want gun happy fools running around with weapons." Citizens who are armed have a MUCH HIGHER CHANCE OF PROTECTING THEMSELVES AND THEIR SURVIVAL when attacked by a criminal than citizens without guns. And that is indisputable. And when citizens are disarmed by the government it puts them at a MUCH HIGHER PERSONAL SAFETY RISK. Any moron understands the logic in those statements. If you can't understand it there is nothing I can do for you.
OBAMABUBBLEBOY February 10, 2013 at 09:56 PM
Dorner is just Rodney King on steroids
JustUs February 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Steve, but that would have been Dorner's final act. He's still human and has the instinct to survive. My guess is that he will lay low and come back out with random shootings until he is caught. He's not the most intelligent guy around....but he's street smart. He knows how to avoid danger. That falls back on his training. Like most of us, he wants to live another day. And you can't blame him for that.
Pkmd February 10, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Praying for all law enforcement and their families at this time. NO ONE deserves what this coward of a man has done to people especially the family of the slain officer. I hope and pray that this ends without more loss of lives, his or anyone elses.
jack February 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM
sounds like l struck cord there “justus“...true or false...u wanted be a cop at one time..??...have u ever been arrested????
Lee Carnes February 11, 2013 at 02:37 AM
You're most likely no Negotiator, It is way better to talk him into surrendering, than to keep wishing that law enforcement can get to him before he acts again!. And what about you Jack?, is that what you are a wanna be cop?, are you a person that thinks that everyone should think exactly how you think?, maybe you need to see a doctor for depression?, I feel something is bothering you, is it me?.. my words bothering you?, what is it that I said that struck a nerve in you Jack?. Maybe you're Dorner testing me, to see if you can find out what we know?, what were doing??. Let us all voice our opinions on here, if it makes you angry, get offline, and call 911, and tell them you need help in relating to online comments!. "You" can't make people change their way of thinking Mr Jack!. Now go pick on someone else that you feel has wronged you!.
Lee Carnes February 11, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Out of several hundred replies to my last posting, I decided to reply to you because you're about the only one that shown be ignorance that bad, of my last posting on here. Concerning My background, well that's none of your business, but I am not a wanna be nothing, however, I am someone that's trained in this type of case though, I can tell you that much!. I think you are really ignorant to the fact that Dorner does not need to commit more Murders to be recognized the way he wants to be recognized, and hurt innocent people, that he thinks is guilty in wronging him, and what about the innocent children that a murdered officer leaves behind?, should the children have to pay for what murders Dorner has done?..NO!.
AWAKENED February 11, 2013 at 03:53 AM
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!! Stop living in fear! The F****** media, tv, politics, Hollywood, ect... keeps us as blind to the truth as they want us!!! HEED THE WORD OF THE MOODY BLUES !!!! ALL ALBUMS!!!!! MEDITATE FIND THE TRUTH YOURSELF!!! LET'S TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!!!!!

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