Seven Days Later, the Killer Ex-Cop Is Still On the Loose

The manhunt continues for Christopher Jordan Dorner, the alleged killer of 3 people, whose manic manifesto, celebrity fixations, and past good deeds have earned him a burgeoning fanbase.

Cops are still searching the area by Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of California, after finding his burned-out pickup there on Thursday. The manhunt was suspended overnight as a snowstorm moved in and temperatures dropped into the teens. Police are setting the dragnet wide as there have been reported sightings as far away as Las Vegas and the California-Mexico border.

Responding to Dorner's growing online support, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told media:

"There is absolutely nothing that was done to this individual that would rationalize in any way the murder of three innocent people. The notion that somehow this deranged individual be given any credence boggles my mind."

Meanwhile, Maggie Carranza, 47, and her mother, 71-year-old Emma Hernandez, the two newspaper delivery women who were shot after being mistaken for Dorner (their cars were similar), were not given any warning before they were shot, their lawyer claims. "There was no warning. There were no orders. No commands. Just gunshots." Police shot between twenty and thirty rounds. The officers who shot the mother and daughter have been put on paid administrative leave.

NBC News is reporting that three of Dorner's relationships ended in legal action, while police released a new photo of Dorner from a few weeks ago.

Police are growing skeptical that they have Dorner cornered, however. ""We're going to continue searching until we find he either left the mountain or we find him, one or the other," San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon told reporters.