As much as Christopher Dorner is deranged, he is still fully capable of applying logic….cynical logic.
I truly doubt he has any illusions of murdering all those with whom he has an axe to grind. It is the potential of fear and doubt he has created in the minds of his would be victims that probably provides the fulfillment his twisted mind demands.
There appears to be two schools of thought concerning the whereabouts of this ex-LAPD, ex-Naval officer: he is either still on the loose in the woods around Big Bear, or the abandonment of his vehicle near the town was a ruse to misdirect law enforcement – he could in fact be almost anywhere else at this time.
It is pretty hard to imagine someone of his size and description going unnoticed for too long. It is also difficult to believe someone not trained to deal with a winter environment could survive for long under the current conditions. I have cross-country skied for years and can attest to the challenge of traversing terrain and keeping warm in blustery storms, even though I am prepared and have the proper clothing.
That’s why I suspect a third possibility.
Dorner committed suicide, but he chose the spot carefully; a place where the body might never be found.
His thirst for revenge could be satiated by knowing there will always be lingering doubts about his whereabouts if his body is never recovered. Imagine living a lifetime of anxiety with the thought of Dorner appearing out of nowhere years from now, when least expected.
I hope I am wrong; that when I pick up the Sunday paper tomorrow, the headline will announce his capture or death.