Law enforcement officers monitor a police roadblock on Highway 38, which leads to the Big Bear Lake, California, as a standoff with the former Los Angeles police officer who is now-quadruple murder suspect Christopher Dorner continues, near San Bernardino, California February 12, 2013, some 46 miles (75 km) from the San Bernardino Mountains near Big Bear, California where Dorner, a former US cop, has barricaded himself in a cabin and exchanged gunfire with police who have the cabin surrounded. A
Media reports say authorities have not found a body. They say the fire is still too hot to enter the cabin.
By GILLIAN FLACCUS and TAMI ABDOLLAH / Associated Press
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press a charred body has been found in the burned cabin where a fugitive ex-cop is believed to have been in a standoff with sheriff's deputies.
The official speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing says the body was found at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Authorities said earlier they believed the man in the cabin was Christopher Dorner. He has been on the run since they say he launched a campaign to exact revenge against the Los Angeles Police Department for his firing.
Officials will be looking for identifying marks such as tattoos before confirming the identity.
Police say Dorner killed four people, including a deputy on Tuesday.