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Christopher Dorner

Presumed Dead

After Gun Battle with Cops

2/12/2013 6:00 PM PST UPDATED: 2/12/2013 10:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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8:20 PM -- The LAPD held a news conference and said no body has been pulled out of the scorched cabin yet ... as it is still too hot to enter.

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Law enforcement sources directly connected to the case tell TMZ a body was found inside a Big Bear cabin, and they are all but certain it is Christopher Dorner -- who earlier engaged police in a gunfight before the cabin went up in flames.

We're told positive identification may take a while because the body was badly burned, but our sources are convinced they have their man.

Cops had cornered Dorner in the remote cabin ... after reports came in that he robbed a nearby home, tied up the couple living inside and fled in a white Dodge pickup truck.

A state Fish & Game ranger fired on the vehicle, and cops closed in soon after -- resulting in a violent standoff ... during which tons of shots were fired, hitting two San Bernardino County deputies ... one of whom died at the hospital.

At this point, it's unclear how exactly Dorner died. Cops reportedly heard a single gunshot around the time the cabin ignited ... indicating Dorner might have shot himself.

Dorner was accused of murdering three people -- including one police officer -- in shootings that took place on February 3rd and February 7th in California. Two other police officers were injured in the shootings. 

Cops believe Dorner -- a former LAPD officer who was dismissed in 2008 -- posted a rambling manifesto on his Facebook page ... in which he declared "unconventional and asymmetric warfare" on the LAPD and their families.

In the manifesto, Dorner also expressed his admiration for countless celebrities -- like Charlie Sheen, Bill Cosby, Larry David, and Ellen DeGeneres.

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public censorship     

He put tnt on the dead body it never reached hot enough tempatures to make it ignight

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Spam

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Penis

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202.

Nic    

What a crazy world this is!Americans are funny people..So many people are saying that this guy is justified in killing all these people because he lost his job???The LAPD could be corrupt all they want he didnt just kill those involved he killed innocent people. He could have done things way different nothing justifies killing! Clearly he was crazy! Terrorist will justify 911 or some countries say how America aids killings all over in places like Israel so is 911 justified?Should we be on the terrorist side bc they had a point to be made?F*C* OUTTA HERE!The world should end bc the human race has gone to ****!

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Tahoemom    

People really should get all the facts before declaring this animal a hero. Next time one of you who support him have an emergency I hope when the police show up you have the balls to say to their face what you write on here. Pretty sure if this guy were a white attorney or doctor going around killing people and ruining lives he wouldn't have nearly as much support.

595 days ago
204.

be real    

LIKE WE DID NOT KNOW THEY WERE NOT GOING TO BRING HIM INA- THAT IS A PRIVILEDGE RESERVED FOR YT FOLKS.. JUSTICE SYSTEM IS MADE FOR AND TO PROTECT YT FOLKS NOT PEOPLE OF ANY COLOR.

595 days ago
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B    

Hes not dead

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princessvmg    

CAN SOMEONE, ANYONE EXPLAIN TO ME 1, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHER PERSON THAT WAS HELD CAPTIVE, OR HOSTAGE, OR TIED UP? COULD THAT HAVE BEEN THE PERSON THAT WAS "CHARRED"? 2, IF THE THE PERSON, AND THE CABIN WAS BURNED TO THE GROUND, HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT HIS ID WAS FOUND INTACT? IS IT ME, OR DOES THAT SEEM A LITTLE STRANGE? I'M NOT FOR HIM, NOR AM I AGAINST HIM, BUT I HAVE NOT HEARD ANY, NOR SEEN ANY, ACTUAL EVIDENCE THAT ACTUALLY SUPPORTS THAT PROVES EITHER WAY.

594 days ago
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AlwaysOnTimeB    

I'm really having a hard time believing that his ID and wallet were found intact in a building that burned to the ground, and a charred body was found in. That's scientifically impossible!! They even said the building was was to hot for them to approach it and search it. That's a load of BS!! My last thought on this is what if, just what if he was telling the truth about corruption running rampant in the LAPD? He was wrong in killing innocent people, there is not excusing him for that, but if that kind of corruption exits in the LAPD, it needs to be weeded out before another officer snaps.

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208.

Mrugowsky    

Awww man it's overwith already??? :(

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mjpettman    

What a shame if it is him - he deserved to suffer!

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