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Dorner Confirmed Dead

Coroner investigators used dental records to confirm that ex-LAPD officer Christopher Jordan Dorner was killed in the gun battle and ensuing blaze this week at a Big Bear cabin.

The San Bernardino County coroner's office has confirmed that the remains found inside a burned-out cabin in Big Bear were those of fugitive ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Jordan Dorner.

Officials in San Bernardino County said they used dental records to
identify the remains of the 33-year-old fugitive. Officials have not yet announced the cause of death. Dorner's body was pulled from the charred remains of a Big Bear cabin, following a fire and epic gun battle that killed one San Bernadino County Sheriff's Department deputy and critically wounded another.

The dramatic battle capped one of the region's largest manhunts and prompted speculation about whether Dorner was killed in the gunbattle or whether he took his own life after the cabin was set ablaze by flamable gas canisters lobbed by police.

According to police, Dorner, a disgruntled former LAPD officer killed four people in a murderous rampage that spanned three counties and targeted police officers. It began on Feb. 3, when Dorner -- also a former Navy lieutenant -- allegedly gunned down the daughter and future son-in-law of an ex-police captain who represented him at a hearing that resulted in his dismissal from the LAPD. The bodies of 28- year-old Cal State Fullerton assistant women's basketball coach Monica Quan and her fiancé, 27-year-old USC public safety officer Keith Lawrence, were found in Lawrence's car in the parking structure of their Irvine condominium building.

The next day, Dorner, 33, allegedly posted a 6,000-word manifesto on Facebook, vowing to kill named LAPD officers and their families. About 50 Los Angeles police officers and their families were being protected during the manhunt, authorities said.

Last Thursday, Dorner was allegedly involved in a shootout with Los Angeles police guarding an officer's home in Corona, leaving one officer with a graze wound to the head, police said. About 20 minutes later, he allegedly fired on a pair of Riverside police officers stopped at a red light, killing Officer Michael Crain, 34, and wounding the other. The wounded officer was expected to recover.

Crain, an 11-year department veteran, was a former Marine. He is survived by his wife, Regina, and two children, Ian, 10, and Kaitlyn, 4. Crain left "an unforgettable impression" on everyone he met, Riverside police Lt. Guy Toussaint said. His funeral is set for Wednesday.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Detective Jeremiah MacKay
was part of force that trapped Dorner in the Big Bear cabin. He was shot and killed in the  massive gun battle that ensued.

- City News Contributed to this report.

Dan Avery February 20, 2013 at 05:05 AM
Hey you're the one who said I was afraid to debate you. I'll put this on every thread you comment on. I've offered five times now to debate you on any subject you choose. You are the one who runs. Coward. But then you must know your limitations eh? Any subject. Come one, dude. You shot off your mouth first. What the hell are you afraid of? Looking stupid? You already do.
Dan Avery February 20, 2013 at 05:07 AM
xxxxxxxxx, yep because asking them to use common sense would mean they would have to think and that is very hard.
Dan Avery February 20, 2013 at 05:09 AM
love that. xxxxxxxxx is a complete buffoon and race-baiter because he noticed how inappropriate your North Korea reference was. You can try to explain your racism away, but it's just sad and pathetic. We all know you're a racist JustUs. Why don't you just put your robe and hood back on?
Dan Avery February 20, 2013 at 05:09 AM
Hey JustUs, make yourself at home and burn a cross on the lawn okay?
xxxxxxxxx February 20, 2013 at 05:38 AM
JustUs, "You're a complete buffoon race baiter. hah." Again, you offer no specifics nor facts about me, to support your infantile name calling. Seeing that my comment made you respond defensively by terming me a, "race-baiter", sounds as if you watch way too much Bill O'Reilly. You look way too much into someone's comments instead of reflecting on what and why something was said. I guess asking you to use common sense, before having diarrhea of the mouth, would be like putting lipstick on a pig or putting stockings on a mule. "I use the example of North Korea as one of the most totalitarian nations on earth in my posts all the time to everyone regardless of their name, race, creed, religion, gender or sexual orientation." Start searching for a new example. What's so great about North Korea, that you feel the need to use it in any example for any reason. Unless you are a proud communist. Only a communist feels the need to belittle others for having theier own point of views or opinions on any/all subject matter(s). (and that's a fact...JackAss!)

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