Charred human remains were found early this morning in the burned-out cabin where fugitive former LAPD cop Christopher Dorner had been holed up after a dramatic gun battle with police.
Jodi Miller from San Bernardino County sheriff's office said the remains were found after Tuesday night's shootout that killed one sheriff's deputy and injured another.
Last night's showdown in California's Big Bear signaled a dramatic end to LA's biggest ever manhunt and brought the number of murders Dorner is said to have committed to four.
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Shootout: Sheriff's deputies can be seen firing shots near the cabin, as it begins to burn
Burned down: This is the collapsed cabin where Christopher Dorner was believed to be hiding. It burned to the ground two hours after a gun battle that claimed the life of one sheriff's deputy
Identification: Investigators will attempt to determine if the remains are Dorner's through forensic test, but it could take up to a week
Authorities believe Dorner barricaded himself inside the cabin and a fire later ensued.
Investigators will attempt to determine if the remains are Dorner's through forensic tests, but it could take up to a week.
Thousands of officers had been on the hunt for the former Navy reservist since police said he launched a campaign to exact revenge against the Los Angeles Police Department for his sacking.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has called the search for Dorner the most extensive manhunt in the region's history and an LAPD spokesman said that some 50 families considered his potential targets would remain under guard for the time being.
VIDEO: Watch the cabin battle with fugitive former Los Angeles police officer
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