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Human remains found in the burned Big Bear cabin have been positively identified as those of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner.
Dorner had terrorized Los Angeles and all state police agencies for the past week while on his rampage and killing spree.
“The charred human remains located in the burned out cabin in Seven Oaks have been positively identified to be that of Christopher Dorner,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff and Coroner’s Office said in a written statement.
“During the autopsy, positive identification was made through dental examination.” The Coroner said
The charred body was found in the rubble of the cabin that burned down after a dramatic and highly publicized gun battle Tuesday afternoon.
Dorner’s last stand with law enforcement came after a gun battle with San Bernardino deputies that brought his death count to four.
Dorner seriously wounded one deputy and killed another.
Deputy Jeremiah MacKay leaves behind a wife and two young children.
“The deputy sheriffs that responded to this active shooting scene yesterday were absolutely true heroes,” McMahon said.
During a Wednesday afternoon press conference, the sheriff was asked how the cabin Dorner was hiding in went up in flames.
Deputies were recorded on police radio calling on a plan to bring burners into the home
“I can tell you that it was not on purpose,” McMahon said. “We did not intentionally burn down that cabin to get Mr. Dorner out.”
“Pyrotechnic-type canisters are commonly referred to as burners,” McMahon said.
The cause cause of death still has not been released despite much speculation that Doner shot himself as the SWAT team arrived at the cabin.