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article imageChristopher Dorner is dead: Human remains positively identified

By Yukio Strachan     Feb 14, 2013 in Crime
San Bernardino - San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials say the body found in a mountain cabin set on fire by police Tuesday has been positively identified as Christopher Jordan Dorner.
"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 Sheriff's Dept. released in a statement Thursday, according to TMZ.
Officials say positive identification was made through dental examination in the autopsy, ABC News reports.
Dorner, 33, an ex-LAPD officer, was killed at the end of a hours-long standoff in a cabin near Big Bear on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the LA Times, law enforcement officers chased Dorner into a cabin on Seven Oaks Road and engaged in gun battle that killed 35-year-old Detective Jeremiah MacKay and wounded Deputy Alexander Collins.
As the sun was going down and after other efforts to persuade Dorner to surrender failed, according to law enforcement sources, officers made the decision toss CS gas canisters into the cabin, known as "burners," a more intense weapon known to start fires, according to the LA Times. They also sent in a demolition vehicle, the Times added.
Officers were heard over the scanners as the plan went into play. "Seven burners deployed and we have a fire," a deputy was heard saying, ABC writes.
Digital Journal reported on Wednesday, that audio footage from KCAL reporter Carter Evans caught the voices of cops saying, "Burn it down."
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon, who praised the deputies involved in the standoff as "true heroes," told the LA Times that although deputies set the cabin on fire, it wasn't done on purpose.
"We did not intentionally burn down that cabin," said McMahon.
Cabin where alleged murderer Christopher Dorner is believed to be hiding
Cabin where alleged murderer Christopher Dorner is believed to be hiding
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The news officially brings a formal end to the epic manhunt for Dorner, who allegedly killed the daughter of a retired LAPD captain, her fiance and two law officers in a nine-day rampage that began in Irvine, leaving southern California in a state of panic.
Police alleged that an online manifesto written by Dorner carried his deadly plan. In it, Dorner wrote that killing those who wronged him was his last resort to correcting what he experienced was an injustice for doing right thing.
He claimed that the LAPD wrongfully terminated him for standing up for a mentally ill man who was allegedly unnecessarily kicked twice in the chest by another officer. That, he said, ended his career. He wrote that the racism in the LAPD combined with crossing the "blue line" in the police fraternity (reporting on one of their own), made him a target for removal.
Although documents obtained by the AP said that the victim and his father confirmed Dorner's view of the account, the LAPD found him guilty of making false statements and terminated his employment after three years on the force.
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