Hunt for Former LA Officer Goes on Amid California Snowstorm
Southern California authorities hunting a triple-murder suspect plan to search through the weekend in snow-covered mountains where the former Los Angeles police officer torched and abandoned his pickup truck.
As of noon Friday there has been no sign of Christopher Dorner, but San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon says searchers will press on unless there's evidence Dorner has left the Big Bear Lake area.
Deputies have searched many residences and are now focusing on 200 vacant cabins in the surrounding forest.
Mayor Jay Obernolte says there's been no panic. He says ski areas are open because there's no substantial threat to the resorts.
Dorner is suspected of killing a former LAPD captain's daughter, her fiance and a Riverside police officer. He's also suspected of wounding two other officers.
Authorities say no weapons were found in a search of Dorner's Las Vegas home.
FBI Agent Patrick Turner said Friday that other items found after SWAT teams served a warrant Thursday at the two-story home about nine miles southwest of the Las Vegas Strip will be used to help in the manhunt for Dorner.
Court documents show an ex-girlfriend called him "severely emotionally and mentally disturbed" after the two split.
Documents obtained by The Associated Press on Friday show Dorner unsuccessfully requested a restraining order against his ex-girlfriend, Ariana Williams, in 2006 after he claimed she posted his badge number on a website called Dontdatehimgirl.com.
The posting is signed "anonymous" and calls Dorner "twisted" and "super paranoid."
Dorner posted a 14-page manifesto online vowing revenge for his 2008 firing from the LAPD.
Williams denied writing the post. Her attorney didn't return a call or email Friday. (AP)
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:59 AM EDT2013-05-23 06:59:26 GMT
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