Body found after Dorner manhunt

Christopher Dorner in a recent surveillance video at an Orange County hotel in a still image released by the Irvine Police Department. Photograph: Irvine Police Department/Reuters

Christopher Dorner in a recent surveillance video at an Orange County hotel in a still image released by the Irvine Police Department. Photograph: Irvine Police Department/Reuters

Wed, Feb 13, 2013, 00:00

Investigators have found charred human remains in a burned out cabin in the mountains above Los Angeles following a fiery standoff with a gunman suspected to be a fugitive former Los Angeles police officer, authorities said.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's department said that identification of the remains would be attempted using forensic analysis.

After a shootout and a forest standoff last night, Christopher J Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer sought in the region's largest manhunt, was apparently killed in the cabin as it burned down around him - but officials had said they needed time to sort through the rubble.

Dorner, a self-described survivalist believed to be heavily armed, had holed up in the rental cabin hours earlier and engaged deputies in a shootout, killing one deputy and wounding a second.

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