Ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner Believed To Be Using Prepaid Cellphones





” Authorities said homicide suspect Christopher Dorner may have recently used a prepaid cellphone to call the father of the woman he is accused of killing.

Authorities are investigating whether it was Dorner who made a taunting phone call to retired Los Angeles police Capt. Randal Quan, allegedly telling Quen he should have done a better job protecting his daughter Monica, who was found shot to death more than a week ago.

While you’re on a prepaid phone, Jennex said, the number associated with the phone could be traced using cell towers to triangulate a location. However, Jennex said there’s a big obstacle to doing that.

“The hard part is tracking the user of that number, so since your name isn’t associated with the number, they wouldn’t necessarily find you right off the bat,” Jennex said.

Even if a trace were set up, as former LAPD detective and author Mike Rothmiller told 10News, Dorner would know better than to stay on the phone too long.

“He’s planned for this and he’s a smart man. He knows the tactics of law enforcement and how you can trace phone calls,” said Rothmiller. ”