Disappearing off of the face of the earth when the cops have mobilized across the West Coast to look for you is harder than it looks. It would not surprise me if the guy had decided to do the murders, go somewhere where it’s hard to search for a corpse, then off himself. If that happened, then the families that Dorner targeted would be watching over their shoulders until the corpse was found, and that could be years.
Not that I have any more than a layman’s ability to predict the actions of violent mental defectives, but I could see how this scenario might appeal to a nihilistic narcissist.
UPDATE: This is a good point.
@moelane If I had to guess, froze to death. Temps have been below freezing each night I believe. No indication he’s at all prepared for that
— Brent Cochran (@BrentCochran1) February 10, 2013