Body found in a burned cabin identified as ex-cop Christopher Dorner

(CNN) – Medical examiners have confirmed that the charred body found in a cabin near Big Bear Lake, California, is that of Christopher Dorner, the rogue ex-cop wanted in a string of killings around the Los Angeles area, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday.

Identification was made through dental records, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller said. The cause of death wasn’t immediately released.

Police say they tracked Dorner to a cabin south of Big Bear Lake, California, on Tuesday, leading to a shootout that killed one deputy. A SWAT team eventually stormed the cabin Tuesday evening, leading to a fire in which authorities now say Dorner died.

Authorities say Dorner launched a guerrilla war against the Los Angeles Police Department over what he considered his unfair dismissal in 2009. Police say they believe Dorner killed four people including two law enforcement officers since February 3.

2 comments

  • HowIgnorantRU?

    If good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns, then swarms of good guys with guns are needed to stop a good guy with a gun gone bad.
    I get it now.

    • LTC(RET)

      I don't think you do get it. That smiling face pictured in a Navy uniform at least 10 years old or more is the photo of a cold killer. He was a bad seed a long time ago. Better suited to shoulder the hod than the epaulet.. He was never a good guy. Just a time bomb waiting to go off. You beg the question; how ignorant are YOU!?

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