Body identified as Dorner's, police say
February 14th, 2013
06:52 PM ET

Body identified as Dorner's, police say

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.

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  1. Duh

    Notice how they said they didn't set the cabin on fire to drive him out? They weren't trying to drive him out, just burn him alive for daring to shoot a cop. Different thing entirely to them. They are good at twisting words. I've never met a cop that wasn't good at being a slimy pos with their words. They wouldn't admit to wrongdoing. Duh.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • DDS

      DUH is a good screen name for you.

      February 14, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      I have no idea how you defend a coward like this one. If he said he will kill me and my family I would burn him alive too!

      February 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • shawn poland

      ya and cant trust in media who lies down in bed with the liars. it makes that media unreliable on other subjects such as wars, guns, economy, jobs, housing, stock market, 9.11, waco, etc,etc,etc,etc

      February 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • bdkennedy11

      Yup. Police shoot several innocent people and murder a man without a trial. This is why the LAPD has the reputation it does.

      February 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • vad

      Once again the brain dead conspiracy theorist are on the board. Yes, the crooked cops wanted him dead so bad they waited 5 short years after firing Dorner to kill him. I will bet Dorner knew all LAPD's dirty little secrets in his entire 11 months of broken service to LAPD. I will even bet that LAPD killed those cops then framed Dorner. Yea, that sounds good, lets go with that. I think I am going to go back to the Cruise Ship story. Frankly, I think reading about raw sewage on a boat is more intelligent than reading posts by Dorner supporters.

      February 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. David

    Good!!

    February 14, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gmcabral

    coward.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. FreeWorld

    It will be great if he cops can catch him alive.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tam

      would have been a waste of money for the trial and prison

      February 14, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. DS

    He doesn't deserve anything more then what he got....slow death...those poor families of all those that he killed now have to live without their loved ones because of this idiot...RIH...not RIP...Rot in HeLL Dorner

    February 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • tell it like it is

      how do you know he died slowly??

      February 14, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ChrisJ

    How do we trust what the cops say this time? so far its been nothing by lies and fabrications!!

    February 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • kimmylou

      do you know that for a fact ? or just something you blew out your as**

      February 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff

    Good!!!

    February 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • tell it like it is

      Evil

      February 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Miss Thing

    Making my I am Chris Dorner tee now for the walk!

    February 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gotcha

      Good, that way they'll know where to start the next fire.

      February 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I am so glad that they got him.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Vincent d

    Cause of death: burned to death.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jenny

    i am glad everyone has closure, but to me, the real work starts now. How did it come to this? Independent investigation is mandatory.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Buddy DeRoy

    Double Good!!

    February 14, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jlv2012

    they wacked dorner. they weren't going to allow a testimony from this guy.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. guest

    No one knows where his soul is. No one has that authority, only God has that authority. What he did was horrible, and my heart goes out to the families who lost loved ones. I pray that God has mercy on this man, as hell is NOT a place anyone should spend eternity, unless God see's fit!

    February 14, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • tell it like it is

      I agree whole heartedly

      February 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fnordz

      No one knows if anyone has a soul either, or if there's a god (or gods) to judge such a thing if it indeed exists.

      February 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • .

      (There's no such thing as god or hell)

      February 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • adibese

      Oh? What's hell like, exactly?

      February 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. DDS

    He was just getting used to the heat. He's in Hell trying to ambush the devil.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Babs

      the devil was mean to him and hell is not fair so.....

      February 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
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