Burned Remains ID’d as Fugitive Ex-Cop Dorner
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP/WGGB) — Officials say burned remains found in a California mountain cabin have been positively identified as fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller said Thursday that the identification was made through Dorner’s dental records.
Dorner took refuge last Thursday in a cabin in the Big Bear Lake area, four days after beginning a deadly rampage that would claim four lives.
The search ended Tuesday when Dorner bolted from hiding, stole two cars, barricaded himself in a vacant cabin and mounted a last stand in a furious shootout in which he killed one sheriff’s deputy and wounded another before the building erupted in flames.
He never emerged from the ruins and hours later his charred body was found in the basement of the burned cabin along with a wallet and personal items, including a California driver’s license with the name Christopher Dorner.