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. Zippo

    Tastes like chicken.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Name*laker lou

    Don't condone the killing of others but looks like the lapd drove him to insanity

    February 14, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    CASE CLOSED, Now let it rest.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • 1608

      Agree but it will not happen soon.

      February 14, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TruDat

    Good News that this killer has been stopped. Sad that he made the decisions that he did. Whether or not he got a raw deal along the way due to politics or whatever (like millions of other people) is irrelevant. bottom line is he killed people and chose to go out the way he chose to go out. Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. JoxSoxMox

    Cause of Death: Murder by the LAPD. Plain and simple.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Samira Haddad

      Cause of death: barbecued to the bones.

      February 14, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • JayB12

      This was done by the San Bernardino police, not the LAPD.

      February 14, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • TruDat

      COD – chose to kill cops and offed himself like a coward rather than choose to face the charges. how dare those san berdu sheriffs defend themselves and the people from this killer.

      February 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Got what he deserved

    Too bad they couldn't have strapped him in the ELECTRIC CHAIR and burned him alive that way!

    February 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Bubba

    What, no million dollar reward???
    Cuz they never actually captured him?
    That's one way to weasel out of paying up.

    No thanks, we don't need a negotiator... we got this.

    Let's use incendiary smoke grenades , instead of just plain old smoke.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Brie

    I don't agree with what he did, but I would have liked to hear his side of the story. There are a few things in this whole situation which just don't add up.

    Remember: every story has two sides and I don't know if I believe the LAPD is telling the whole truth.

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

      he chose not to hire a lawyer and turn himself in and put on his side of the story in court. if he had a good defense he should have put it to the jury – he took the cowards way out.

      February 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. attiyatiffany

    Lol, I agree with "Duh." Crooked cops hunting down an ex cop trying to expose what might have possibly been the truth. Why else did the cops go on such a crazy manhunt, shooting at innocent civilians without proper evidence of it being Dorner? Talk about desperate and threatened. Now, he is wrong because he killed people along the way. But ask why the police want him dead? They started that fire, they aren't letting him stand a chance ALIVE. Dorner knew he wouldn't be given the chance to talk. So there you go.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Got what he deserved

      Should have been burned alive in the ELECTRIC CHAIR put on low amperage.

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

    @ Jenny:
    How did it come to this?
    It came to this because he decided to murder people.
    I was never looking for "closure" about this man's death: I was hoping that society could be safe from him.
    They killed him, so now we're safe.
    That has nothing to do with "Closure."

    February 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Name*laker lou

    They r just as evil as dorner

    February 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. tokalosh0

    "SWAT officers in the cabin standoff decided to use highly flammable "hot gas" canisters." So how does LAPD justify stating they didn't intentionally set the cabin alight? Every day a new lie from the LAPD. That's what impunity does to people.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. tell it like it is

    Because the LAPD are punks and cowards!! Those little boys are very scary!!

    February 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Susan StoHelit

    Good.

    Too bad it didnt happen before he murdered 4 innocent people and shot several others.

    February 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Fnordz

    Audio tapes do no such thing!

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