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No body yet found in burning US cabin: LAPD

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Nobody has yet been found in a burnt-out US mountain cabin where fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner was believed to have barricaded himself after a six-day manhunt, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

Media reports that a body had been found in the cabin near Big Bear, east of Los Angeles, and identified as Dorner's were false, said Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesman Andrew Smith.

"That cabin is still too hot to enter. There has been nobody located and it has not been searched, the fire is too hot. Any reports of a body being found are not true," he told reporters.

"Any reports that the body has been identified as Christopher Dorner are not true. Nobody has been identified and no one has been located," he said, contradicting earlier reports by NBC and KTLA 5 television.

The embittered 33-year-old had allegedly already killed three people before going on the run last week after posting a chilling online manifesto threatening to kill more officers.

Dorner was cornered in the snow-covered mountains after reportedly stealing a car near Big Bear. He abandoned it and took refuge in a cabin, where a firefight broke out in which one policeman died and another was injured.

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