Fate of $1M reward in Christopher Dorner case unclear
Undated photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Christopher Dorner / AP
LOS ANGELES The presumed death of former LA police officer and suspected quadruple killer Christopher Dorner has left questions over the $1 million reward in his case.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's spokesman, Peter Sanders, said Wednesday it's too early in the investigation to determine whether anyone would deserve the award.
LAPD Officer Alex Martinez says it's unlikely anyone can claim it because the reward referred to Dorner's capture and conviction.
"There was no capture and no conviction. It's kind of a no-brainer," Martinez said.
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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said it was the biggest such reward ever offered in Southern California.
Candidates would likely include a couple who says they came upon Dorner at their condo, where he'd been hiding, and Rick Heltebrake, whose says Dorner stole his truck as he fled before the final firefight and cabin blaze that led to Dorner's presumed death.
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