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Alleged cop killer's remains identified: US sheriff

Human remains found in a burnt-out mountain cabin in California have been confirmed as those of alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner, the local sheriff and coroner's office said Thursday. The 33-year-old was cornered in the cabin near the ski resort of Big Bear, two hours east of Los Angeles, on Tuesday after a six-day manhunt, but authorities had not confirmed his identity until medical records were checked.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 5-Fugitive ex-LA cop believed dead after gun battle, fire

(Corrects day of standoff in sixth paragraph) By Dana Feldman SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb 13 (Reuters) - A cabin in the mountains above Los Angeles where fugitive and former cop Christopher Dorner is believed to have died following a gunfight with police was not purposely set on fire by law enforcement, the San Bernardino County sheriff said on Wednesday.

'Single shot' heard in burning US fugitive cabin

A single gunshot was heard Tuesday as police moved in on a mountain cabin where former US policeman and suspected cop killer Christopher Dorner was believed to be barricaded, the LA Times reported. A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesman was meanwhile cited as saying the force believed that Dorner died inside the burning cabin near Big Bear, in the mountains east of Los Angeles.

Million dollar reward for alleged US cop 'terrorist'

Los Angeles on Sunday announced a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of an ex-cop accused of "domestic terrorism" in a murder spree that has claimed three lives. Investigators have been combing the snow-blanketed California mountains for Christopher Dorner, 33, a disgruntled former LA Police Department (LAPD) officer who had threatened to murder police in a chilling online manifesto.

Police to probe firing of fugitive US cop killer

Los Angeles police Saturday said they would reopen a probe that led to the dismissal of a fugitive ex-policeman being sought in the killings of three people for what he believed was his unfair firing. Police are hunting the snow-blanketed California mountains for Christopher Dorner, a 33-year-old disgruntled former LA Police Department (LAPD) officer who had threatened to murder police in a chilling online manifesto.

REFILE-L.A. police to reopen probe into firing of fugitive ex-officer

(Fixes typo in fourth paragraph to murderer from murder) LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Los Angeles police officials will reopen an investigation into the 2008 firing of an officer wanted for three recent slayings, the police chief said on Saturday as he called for the man to turn himself in. The former Los Angeles officer, Christopher Dorner, 33, has been at the center of manhunt following the killing of three people in California over the last several days.

UPDATE 3-L.A. police to revisit firing of fugitive ex-cop

(Recasts with police chief calling for re-examination of officer's firing) By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Los Angeles police will re-examine the 2008 firing of an officer wanted in three slayings, the police chief said on Saturday as a massive manhunt for the fugitive stretched from a southern California mountaintop to the Mexican border.

A former police officer terrorizes Los Angeles, then vanishes

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Feb 8 (Reuters) - A day after a bloody crime wave attributed to a former Los Angeles police officer with a deadly grudge left the city on edge, the man at the center of the drama seemed to vanish on Friday, leaving behind only a few footprints in the snow.

US police hunt alleged cop killer in mountain cabins

US police hunting a former cop accused of three killings said Friday he may have taken refuge overnight in an abandoned cabin above a snow-bound ski resort, although there is still no sign of him. More than 100 officers have been searching since Thursday for Christopher Dorner, 33, who has threatened in a chilling online manifesto to target police officers and their families in revenge for his sacking five years ago.

Ex-cop hunted over California vendetta killings

* Suspect declared war on police in online manifesto * Dorner sacked from Los Angeles force in 2008 * Accused of 3 murders, at least 40 people being protected By Brandon Lowrey BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif., Feb 8 (Reuters) - A massive manhunt was under way in Californian mountains for a sacked policeman accused of three murders who declared war on law enforcement officers and their families in a rambling Internet manifesto.
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