Police: Can't confirm body is Dorner's, but manhunt is done
February 13th, 2013
07:41 PM ET

Police: Can't confirm body is Dorner's, but manhunt is done

[Updated at 7:41 p.m. ET] San Berardino County Sheriff John McMahon says he can't positively confirm that a body found yesterday after a massive manhunt in California is that of murder suspect Christopher Dorner, but investigators believe the body is his, and the search is over.

"We’re not currently involved in a manhunt,” McMahon told reporters at a news conference Thursday.

The county coroner's division is working to positively identify the body, which authorities recovered from a cabin after officers stormed it following a shootout Wednesday afternoon in the San Bernardino National Forest.

McMahon also said that officers did not intentionally set the cabin on fire. McMahon said officers toward the end of the standoff fired pyrotechnic tear gas canisters into the structure, which then caught fire, but the fire "was not on purpose."

"We did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get Mr. Dorner out," McMahon said.

[Updated at 11:14 a.m. ET] Los Angeles police will not "speculate at this point" whether the body found after a massive manhunt in California is murder suspect Christopher Jordan Dorner, Police Lt. Andy Neiman told reporters Wednesday.

[Posted at 11:08 a.m. ET] The murder investigation targeting Christopher Jordan Dorner continues, but the Los Angeles Police Department has returned to a normal state of operations since Tuesday night, police spokesman said.

That's when police stormed a cabin where Dorner is thought to have died. Dorner is an ex-LA cop who vowed to kill police officers to avenge what he called an unfair termination.

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  1. Craig

    This is what happens when the govt. trains killers...first they 'brainwash' them then turn them loose on society. Training is so intense and demanding it stresses the capability to rationalize between 'normal and extreme' behavior.

    February 14, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Alex

    I hope hes not dead, hes the only person who actually understands corruption of cops and is actually doing something about it, if anything he is a hero

    February 14, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. smwalters

    He is NOT innocent. The first two people he murdered were young kids just starting out their life. They didn't do ANYTHING to him. And he admitted he killed them. What the police found down in San Diego was his BADGE.

    February 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. chrissy

    @ ronvan, if you back in the archives to either the day of or the following day it was reported then about the wallet found near some boats by LAPD.

    February 14, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. chrissy

    And if he DID in fact murder peopie than i have no sympathy for him. BUT there are too many inconsistancies from the LAPD for me to just believe much of what they are saying.

    February 14, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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