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. dazzle ©

    This is over. Done, finis! Nothing more.

    February 14, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Years ago I visited Los Angeles. Buena Park, Hollywood, Newport Beach and others and never seen anything like this. I don't get it.

    February 14, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aristocrat

      White. Correct? OMG I'M PSYCHIC!!!

      February 14, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Aristocrat

    And a lot of crooked LA cops and LA political bigshots can rest easy again, knowing that "Dead men tell no tales".

    February 14, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bubba

    PD said they used incendiary smoke grenades...


    February 14, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Chris Dorner Enterprises

    This story is a hoax.

    February 14, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Im still wondering how several days ago the LAPD stated they had found his wallet and license at a marina near some boats and now they say they found it in a burned out cabin in the mountains. Did it just fly there? Were they lying the 1st time? Were they lying the 2nd time??

    February 14, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      How easy is it to get a a duplicate or even fake ID? If the dude had all the supplies they said he had...he certainly had a bunch of ID'S! Think so?

      February 14, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bud

      They said they found his badge and ID, try facts,

      February 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    OR have they been lying all along? Too many things just arent adding up.

    February 14, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. 1608

    To EVERYONE happy valentines day.

    February 14, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bubba

    Who got the Million Dollar Reward???

    February 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bubba

    Who got the Million Dollar Reward???

    Cruz you know the cops didn't find him all by themselves.

    February 14, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Nobody does. He wasn't convicted.

      February 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      Great way to save a million.
      Make sure you don't take him alive.
      Burn the place down.

      February 15, 2013 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. Bubba

    Now its pyrotechnic tear gas. Nice spin, they stopped using the word incendiary.

    Pyrotechnic sounds like Disney

    February 14, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lesa Haas

    Read about obamaha mind control torture which is done in america and pople are labled scizopherinic

    February 15, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • sly

      Fat murderer jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.

      Y'all wanted to spend your tax dollars feeding that cow for 50 years? I'll bet he ate about 20 Big Macs each day.

      Cop killer didn't even have the guts to face a trial so he shot himself. What a wuss.

      February 19, 2013 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |

    I think Dorner did the right thing trying to kill the LAPD who framed him

    February 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. John

    The scary part is every crime LAPD is accusing Dorner of doing, LAPD and other large city PD do on a regular basis. We have the highest incarcenation rate in the world. Law Enfocement and prison has become a big money business at the expense of the poorest, weakest, and the most vulnerable members of our society. There are plenty of honest cops out there, but by keeping silent and allowing corruption and brutality to hide behind their bagdges, all cops are accomplice according to how they define and procescute accomplices for the rest of us.

    February 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
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