Hunt for ex-cop goes on amid Calif. snowstorm

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A San Bernardino County Sheriff SWAT team returns to the command post at Bear Mountain near Big Bear Lake, Calif. after searching for Christopher Jordan Dorner on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Search conditions have been hampered by a heavy winter storm in the area. Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer, is accused of carrying out a killing spree because he felt he was unfairly fired from his job. (AP Photo/Pool, The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Will Lester)

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities hunting for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of going on a deadly rampage expect to wrap up their search of cabins in a Southern California mountain resort town by nightfall.

San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman says increased patrols of Big Bear Lake will continue but there won't be a nighttime search in the forest Friday night due to heavy snowfall. It will resume at daybreak when search planes can take off again.

Authorities believe Christopher Dorner fled to the rugged area after killing three people to get back at those he blamed for ending his police career. They found his burned-out truck there this week.

Bachman says searchers will keep looking because it's possible that Dorner is somewhere in the forest.