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Another Car Linked to Dorner Discovered in San Diego County



    Trail of Evidence Found in San Diego in Manhunt

    Murder suspect Christopher Dorner is wanted in connection with an attempted boat theft in San Diego. Police found clues of the suspect, including his photo identification and an LAPD badge, near the San Diego airport. There was also a lockdown at a naval base motel where Dorner had stayed for at least 24 hours. Vikki Vargas reports from San Diego for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2013. Correction: An earlier version of this video erroneously reported that a badge found in San Diego was that of Dorner's. Police discovered a photo ID belonging to Dorner and an LAPD badge that's authenticity and original owner were unclear. This video caption has been updated. (Published Friday, Feb. 8, 2013)

    A second vehicle believed to be linked to fugitive and former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner was found in San Diego County Thursday evening, Irvine police confirmed.

    A truck of a make and model similar to that of Dorner’s Nissan Titan was examined at the Poway sheriff’s substation, officials said.

    Dorner may have stolen license plates from the truck, which was processed for physical evidence and fingerprints, Irvine police Lt. Julia Engen said.

    Engen would not say from where the truck was retrieved or how it ended up there.

    This discovery came after Dorner’s burned-out vehicle was found by police off a forestry road in the woods south of Big Bear Lake Thursday.

    Officials confirmed the charred pickup belongs to Dorner, who remains at large following a statewide manhunt.

    Dorner was not found inside the vehicle in Big Bear, but officials found tracks nearby.

    San Bernardino County Sheriff-Corner John McMahon said he could not confirm what officials found inside the vehicle, though it will be sent to a crime lab in the area.

    "He could be anywhere at this point and that’s why we’re searching door-to-door," McMahon said.