15:27 13 February 2013
The huge manhunt that has taken place in America for an ex-LAPD officer is thought to have come to a close. A charred body was retrieved from a log cabin in South California which is thought to belong to rogue ex-officer Christopher Dorner, it emerged on Wednesday morning.
A spokesperson for San Bernardino County Sheriff confirmed that charred remains were found in the burnt-down cabin and that Mr. Dorner was suspected of being in there, as reported by the Associated Press.
The former Los Angeles policeman, aged 33, was being searched for by police over accusations that he killed three people. It is thought that the search took officials to the Big Bear Lake ski resort, which is 80miles away from LA.
Based on reports, rounds of fire were exchanged between police and a suspect in the log cabin. The body was found in the shack after it had reportedly set on fire and burnt to the ground.
It is thought that the former officer was hiding inside the cabin before it was ablaze, although tests will need to be carried out to confirm whether the body is that of Mr. Dorner.
There are rumours that the man supposedly shot himself and then the blaze began.
Mr. Dorner previously posted an online rant stating that: “You’re going to see what a whistleblower can do when you take everything from him, especially his name.”
It also said: “You have awoken a sleeping giant.”
The man had apparently held a grudge against certain police officers who he blamed for getting the sack from his job in 2008.
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