Alleged killer ex-cop sent a strange package to Anderson Cooper

Christopher Dorner sent a parcel with a DVD, a medallion riddled with bullet holes and a manifesto

Published February 8, 2013 2:11PM (EST)

Police are still on the hunt for Christopher Jordan Dorner, the LAPD officer who allegedly killed three people earlier this week, including another police officer and the daughter  and son-in-law-to-be of a former police captain. California authorities say that Dorner, who has been dubbed the "Killer ex-cop," “could be anywhere at this point."

Yesterday it was also discovered that Dorner last week sent CNN anchor Anderson Cooper an unsettling package meant to exonerate him:

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It included a bullet-riddled medallion from the former police chief who fired him in 2008, a DVD said to contain an interview of a man Dorner believes was abused during an arrest in 2007, and a manifesto that claimed Dorner had been fired by a "corrupt'" police department after reporting the 2007 incident as police brutality. The parcel follows a bizarre 6,000 word rant Dorner posted on Facebook, in which he vows to seek revenge on those he perceived to have crossed him, including threats like: "'I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty" and "'The attacks will stop when the department states the truth about my innocence."

Police believe Dorner, a former college running back and Navy reservist, to be heavily armed and dangerous.

By Prachi Gupta

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