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Search continues in Big Bear despite heavy snow

February 8, 2013 |  5:17 pm

PHOTOS: Manhunt for ex-LAPD officer

With snow piling up in Big Bear, authorities continued searching cabins deep in the forest but have turned up no leads on ex-cop and suspected killer Christopher Jordan Dorner, police said Friday afternoon.

Authorities have visited hundreds of homes and cabins and hoped to finish by just after dark Friday, said San Bernardino County spokeswoman Cindy Bachman. She said that the snow has slowed down the search, which began about 7 a.m.

PHOTOS: Manhunt for ex-LAPD officer

San Bernardino authorities also discovered that Dorner’s mother owns property in Arrowbear, but Bachman said there is no home on the land.

Bachman said that Dorner could still be in the Big Bear area. Footprints were found leading from Dorner’s burned pickup truck into the snow off Forest Road 2N10 and Club View Drive in Big Bear Lake.

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“There is a possibility that he is still here,” she said.

Despite the possibility of the fugitive ex-officer being in Big Bear, the ski resorts were open Friday and would be open throughout the weekend.


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Photo: San Bernardino County sheriff's officers fight the elements as they continue to look for slaying suspect Christopher Dorner in Big Bear Lake on Friday. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times