A private company declared that it has found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the ocean, but leaders of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are dismissing the claim.
The reasons for the skepticism are obvious - the site where GeoResonance says it found the wreckage, in the Bay of Bengal, is several thousand miles away from the current search area in the southern Indian Ocean.
The Joint Agency Coordination Centre, which is coordinating the multinational search, dismissed the claim.
"The Australian-led search is relying on information from satellite and other data to determine the missing aircraft's location," the JACC said.
"The location specified by the GeoResonance report is not within the search arc derived from this data. The joint international team is satisfied that the final resting place of the missing aircraft is in the southerly portion of the search arc."
Malaysian acting Transportation Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Malaysia "is working with its international partners to assess the credibility of this information."
GeoResonance said it analyzes super-weak electromagnetic fields captured by airborne multispectral images.
"The company is not declaring this is MH370, however it should be investigated," GeoResonance said in a statement.
The company's director, David Pope, said he did not want to go public with the information at first, but his information was disregarded.
"We're a large group of scientists, and we were being ignored, and we thought we had a moral obligation to get our findings to the authorities," he told CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday.
GeoResonance's technology was created to search for nuclear, biological and chemical weaponry under the ocean or beneath the earth in bunkers, Pope said.
The company began its search four days after the plane went missing and sent officials initial findings on March 31, Pope said. It followed up with a full report on April 15.
By going public, the company says it hopes it will spur officials to take its claim seriously.
Malaysian authorities contacted GeoResonance on Tuesday and were "very interested, very excited" about the findings, Pope said.
Days before Paul Ciancia's murderous rampage at LAX, one woman who knows the alleged gunman and his three roommates says Ciancia was already plotting his crime, CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.
Woman: He asked one of the roommates if you could have a ride to the airport.
Miguel: Why did he need a ride?
Woman: He said he was going back home. He said his dad was sick and he had to go help take care of him.
MM: Did anyone see a ticket?
Woman: No. He also didn't tell him what day he needed to leave.
She says Ciancia rarely left his San Fernando Valley apartment since moving there in January. Describing him as socially awkward and a heavy smoker, he always paid his rent on time and appeared to make money trading online. The day he put his alleged plan into action, she says, took his roommate by surprise.
Ciancia's roommates believe he texted family members in New Jersey, telling them he was going to commit suicide.
That alarmed Ciancia's father enough to call Pennsville Police Chief Allen Cummings. Cummings, in turn, called Los Angeles police and asked them to check on Ciancia.