Newest Photos, Timeline: Christopher Dorner Manhunt

Just released security photos of Christopher Dorner, triple murder suspect accused of killing daughter of a retired LAPD captain, her fiance and a Riverside police officer, and wounding another.

Law-enforcement remains Friday night on the a former LAPD officer who is suspected of committing three revenge killings in retaliation for his firing from the department. The latest from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department:

Dorner's mother has a mountain cabin that was searched, investigators say they are not sure he is still in the area, the hunt goes on, but ski areas are open for business. They also released January, 2013 surveillance photos of Dorner from an Orange County hotel, which may be the most recent view of the suspect. They were released so the public will have the most current photo possible. 

On Friday, investigators armed with a search warrant combed the La Palma home of Dorner's mother (see photos). The focus of the search for Christopher J. Dorner was still in the Big Bear area, where San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said they were searching 200 unoccupied cabins. Dorner's car was found Thursday morning destroyed by fire. Authorities searched all Thursday night for Dorner, including hundreds of house-to-house visits.

Here is a timeline of several events surrounding Dorner’s case:

  • October 11, 2011: Dorner's lawsuit against the LAPD is filed regarding his dismissal.
  • Jan. 21, 2013: A Chris Dorner Facebook page is created that included several pictures of the former officer in LAPD uniform, and in military wear. Eventually it would include what is now known as his manifesto in which he explains who his targets are and why he feels wronged. (January 22 is when the photos were loaded). It's since been taken down.
  • Late January/early February: Media including TV show host Anderson Cooper report receiving odd packages from Dorner.
  • Feb. 2: Dorner, who was also in the military, was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy Friday, two days before the double homicide, according to a Navy spokesman.
  • Feb. 4: Keith Lawrence, a former Moorpark basketball star and his fiancee, Monica Quan, a basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton, were found shot dead in his vehicle. The couple had been sitting in the parking structure near their high-security Irvine apartment.
  • Feb. 6: Dorner is named as the suspect in the death of Quan and Lawrence. Details of Dorner’s vendetta begin to emerge, including Dorner's manifesto that Irvine police say he posted Monday implicating himself.
  • Feb. 6: San Diego County officials say they suspect Dorner tried to steal a boat from an 81-year-old man at Point Loma late that night. Reports were that he was unable to start the boat. About 2 a.m. Thursday, a witness in the area reported finding a badge and briefcase that appeared to belong to Dorner, according to media reports.
  • Feb. 7: A gray Nissan Titan pickup truck was spotted around 1:20 a.m. Thursday in the Corona area by a resident who alerted a pair of LAPD officers en route to protect someone named in the manifesto. The officers were trying to catch up to the vehicle near Interstate 15 and Magnolia Avenue when Dorner allegedly opened fire on them, grazing one officer in the head.
  • Feb. 7: Shortly after the first shooting, Dorner reportedly ambushed two Riverside Police officers while they were stopped at a red light in the area of Magnolia and Arlington avenues. An 11-year veteran of the force was killed. The second officer was seriously injured.
  • Feb. 7: About 8:30 a.m., Dorner’s burned out truck was found in the area of Forest Road 2N10 and Club View in Big Bear Lake. About 2:30 p.m., deputies were able to confirm the vehicle belonged to Christopher Dorner.
  • Feb. 7: A Christopher Dorner Facebook fan page is created, calling the triple-murder suspect a "hero."
  • Feb. 8: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials conducted on all night search of several hundred empty mountain cabins in Big Bear Lake. By Friday morning it was not clear if Dorner was in the area. The incident prompted the closing of the local school district.
  • Feb. 8: Officials in other states are on high-alert, including in Pensacola, Florida, and Enid, Oklahoma, places where the accused triple-murderer Dorner's manifesto said he's lived, as well as Las Vegas, where he was briefly married and where Dorner owns two homes, the Orange County Register reported.
  • Feb. 8: In LaPalma, investigators bearing a search warrant combed through the home of Dorner's mother. (See our photos).

--City News Service contributed to this report.

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