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Dorner Reward Still Not Fully Disbursed

  Big Bear, CA, February 11, 2014 – The City of Los Angeles offered a $1 million reward last year for the capture of fugitive homicide suspect Christopher Dorner, however the Big Bear couple taken hostage by Dorner and two other men who were to share in the reward money haven’t received all that they were promised.   Lee McDaniel encountered Dorner at a Corona gas station on Feb. 7, 2013 and alerted police to his presence in the Inland Empire and Snow Summit employee Daniel McGowan called authorities when he spotted Dorner’s burning truck in Big Bear later that morning. Jim and Karen Reynolds of Big Bear, were tied up by Dorner on Feb. 12 after they discovered him holed up in one of their vacation rentals. Karen got loose and called 911 after he fled in their car. As of today, about $860,000. has been distributed. The problem is that the $1 million reward is actually a combination of several awards that had their own rules. The city of Riverside has rescinded their promise of $100,000. because the precise terms of the pledge, that Dorner be arrested and convicted, were not met. A panel of judges assigned to choose the recipients of the $1 million reward waived the arrest-and-conviction requirement of the Los Angeles portion of the reward, calling it impossible to meet. McDaniel was awarded 5%,...

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Reward money decided in Dorner case

Big Bear, CA, May 8, 2013 – It was announced today that a decision has been made as to who will receive the reward money offered by authorities  in the case of Christopher Dorner.  James and Karen Reynolds, who were held hostage in their condo near Bear Mountain Resort by Dorner, will receive the bulk of the $1 million reward money at 80% or $800,000,  15% will be awarded to Danny McGowen, who reported Dorner’s burning pick up truck in the forest near Bear Mountain and 5% will be awarded to a truck driver, R. Lee McDaniel, who spotted Dorner outside a gas station.  None of the money will go to Rick Heltebrake, who was car jacked by Dorner while law enforcement were in pursuit, as authorities determined that his phone call did not aid in the capture of Dorner.  Christopher Dorner was an ex-LAPD who began targeting fellow law enforcement officers and their families after posting a manifesto of his intentions.  He was killed in a shoot out with police in a cabin in the area of Seven Oaks on February...

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Questionable Who Is Eligible for Reward Money in Dorner Case

Big Bear, CA, February 14, 2013 – With the presumption Christopher Dorner is now deceased the next question is who, if anyone, is eligible for the reward money?  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa offered $1 million for information leading to the capture and conviction of Dorner.  Additionally, the LA City Council offered $100,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension and conviction of the alleged killer.  And, the LA Board of Supervisors offered $100,000 for information leading to the capture of Christopher Dorner according to TMZ.  So the question now is does anyone qualify?   We have learned more about the circumstances of Tuesday that lead Dorner to run.  Initial unconfirmed reports stated that two cleaning women had stumbled upon Dorner in his hideout in a condo unit across from Bear Mountain Resort but the real hostages have come forward to end the confusion.  Jim and Karen Reynolds, owners of the building where Dorner was hiding out, told CBS that they had been at the condo for snow clearing and yard maintenance as early as Friday.  On Tuesday, they entered the unit for cleaning around 12 noon and were surprised to find Dorner inside.  He instructed the couple to remain calm, tied them up and stole their vehicle.  Karen Reynolds was able to free herself enough to call police at 12:20pm on her cell phone that was left behind by Dorner. ...

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