Manhunt For Fugitive Ex-Cop Ends In Deadly Flames

Manhunt For Fugitive Ex-Cop Ends In Deadly FlamesThe dramatic manhunt for fugitive ex-LAPD cop Christopher Dorner, who killed at least four people, apparently ended when the rural California cabin he holed up in went up in flames, with ammunition exploding in the inferno and smoke billowing up into the mountain air.

‘No official confirmation’

A source told the Associated Press that a charred body was found in rubble of the cabin.  Sources told KTTV that the body appeared to be Dorner, but there was no official confirmation.

Dorner, who hours earlier had killed one San Bernardino sheriff’s deputy and wounded another before barricading himself in the cabin, in the San Bernardino mountains, was believed to be inside. Dorner, who vowed not to be taken alive, had been surrounded inside the cabin since early Tuesday afternoon. It was not clear who set the fire in the Big Bear community where Dorner apparently has been hiding since sometime last week.

‘Vowed revenge’

It was a stunning end to a saga that gripped the country, and had the nation’s third-largest police department on tenterhooks for a week. Dorner, a former Navy man and highly trained marksman, had vowed revenge on the department he believed had wronged him – designating specific targets for death. As flames devoured the cabin, police stood by, confident that there was no escape for Dorner, and no way he could survive the blaze – assuming he had not already taken his own life. One law enforcement source told The Associated Press a single shot was heard inside the cabin before the fire broke out.

San Bernardino Sheriff Spokesperson Cindy Bachman told reporters that they will not enter the structure until it is safe to do so.

Could Christopher Dorner still be alive? Where could he be hiding? Feel free to speculate on this massive manhunt and share your thoughts via the comment box below!

Source: Fox News

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Gadhafi’s Son Attempts Escape to Mexico

Saadi Gadhafi, a son of the deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, secretly tried to travel to Mexico using false documents, Mexico’s interior minister said Wednesday. Four people have been implicated in the alleged plot — a Canadian, a Dane and a two Mexicans, said the minister, Alejandro Poire. The arrests of the alleged plotters, which occurred last month, were announced Wednesday. Officials called their efforts “Operation House Guest.”

The plan was to provide false documents claiming Mexican nationality for Saadi Gadhafi and his family, and to purchase a number of properties in Mexico for use as safe houses, Poire said. One of the houses was in Bahia de Banderas, a tourist town in western Mexico’s Nayarit state, he said.

Mexican intelligence detected the alleged plot on September 6, he said. Intelligence agents followed the trail and discovered that Cynthia Ann Vanier, a Canadian who was in direct contact with the Gadhafi family, was the leader of the ring, Poire said. Vanier was arrested on November 10.

The suspects face charges that include falsifying documents and opening bank accounts under false identities. According to Poire, the Gadhafis would have entered the country under the following aliases: Daniel Bejar Hanan, Amira Sayed Nader, Moah Bejar Sayed and Sofia Bejar Sayed.

Saadi Gadhafi’s lawyer, Nick Kaufman, said he spoke with his client Wednesday.

“There is absolutely no truth whatsoever to the allegation that, since fleeing Libya where his life was in grave danger, Saadi Gaddafi has attempted to flout the restrictive measures placed on him by the international community,” Kaufman said.

The alleged plot, however, would have been hatched while Saadi Gadhafi was still in Libya, before he fled to Niger.