Irvine police and the Orange County district attorney's office plan to issue a report on Christopher Dorner after wrapping up their investigation of the case, which began with Feb. 3's double homicide in Irvine, officials said Thursday.
Since the slayings, Irvine police and D.A. investigators have conducted "multiple search warrants related to ... the defendant’s social networking pages, residences and cell phones," according to a press release.
"A report regarding the facts and circumstances of the case" will be released after the investigation ends, although no date has been set, officials said.
The district attorney's office also said it was ready to file murder charges against Dorner on Feb. 8 for the killings of Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, but decided to hold off "in the interest of public safety, and for tactical and investigative purposes ... until he was arrested and taken into custody."
In related news:
- The couple who stumbled across Dorner in their cabin before this week's Big Bear shootout described their ordeal to reporters. Dorner was calm and reassured the pair he didn't want to harm them, but "I really thought it could be the end," the wife said. Click here to read the story.
- L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said officials are considering whether anyone will be eligible to collect the $1-million reward offered for Dorner's conviction: "More than 20 jurisdictions and entities are involved in this reward, so all of them will be coming together. ... Our personal hope is that the reward will be distributed, but we must follow the rules and respect for the procedures of each entity."
- Dorner's mother issued a statement saying her family didn't endorse her son's actions and expressing sympathy for his alleged victims. Click here for the story.