I am so totally confused. In listening to the news this morning and hearing a man and woman talking they made it sound like they were in the cabin and tied up, but Dormer said he wouldn't hurt them. They almost made it sound like they owned the cabin. I kept thinking how did they get away. Can someone clear this up for me?
That was the first cabin Doner entered.
The second cabin is the one that was burnt down.
He was spotted driving and after a brief encounter fled on foot to the second cabin.
The first cabin was located across the street from the police command post/media briefing center. Dorner was holed-up there since Thursday. It was vacant until the owners, a husband and wife, arrived to clean it up. Dorner captured them and tied them up, then stole their car to make a break for it.
During his escape, he was spotted by a pair of park rangers, but when he broke that car, he jacked a guy driving a pick-up. He let the guy and his dog go and was driving along a dirt road when a pair of fish and game wardens spotted him and gave chase. He got the truck stuck in a ditch and fled into the cabin that burned down.
A resident who lived 4 doors down from the first cabin, also located across the street from the command post/media briefing center said no one ever came to search their house, meaning that no one searched the cabin in which Dorner was holed-up.
So, he was hidden under the noses of the police the entire time and would have remained undiscovered except for the chance encounter with the husband and wife.