Feds Think Dorner Had Help in Big Bear, Fled to Mexico

An arrest warrant says the accused killer's burning truck was found near mountain property owned by relatives of a Dorner associate.

As officials continue their hunt for a rogue ex-cop suspected of killing three people, evidence now suggests he may have had help eluding capture.

According to a federal arrest warrant affidavit filed last week, U.S. authorities believe Christopher Dorner may have fled to Mexico after Thursday's deadly shootouts with police in Riverside County.

The affidavit notes that the suspect's burned-out truck was found near Big Bear-area property owned by relatives of a Dorner associate, who was spotted early Thursday afternoon in Costa Mesa.

Also on Thursday, around 12:30 p.m., someone claiming to be Dorner called the father of murder victim Monica Quan, telling the retired police captain he "should have done a better job of protecting his daughter," according to the affidavit.

The call was traced to Vancouver, Wash., but U.S. Marshals Service Inspector Craig McClusky wrote in the affidavit, "I do not believe that he was in Washington at the time of that call."

McClusky said there was "probable cause" to believe Dorner has traveled "from California to Mexico with the intent to avoid prosecution."

-- City News Service

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