The body in the charred cabin in Big Bear has been identified as Christopher Dorner’s. At the same time, an autopsy has determined that the alleged killer died of a single gunshot to the head, not in the fire that consumed the cabin.
As we also reported at the time, the manhunt for Dorner, believed to have taken the lives of 3 people in what he believed to be a justified act of revenge, ended in more blood being shed.
Another police officer lost his life in a violent shootout, but Dorner was killed too.
A preliminary autopsy has established the cause of death: he did not die in the fire, confirming reports that he killed himself when he saw he was cornered.
“While we’re still compiling the information and putting our reports together, the information that we have right now seems to indicate that the wound that took Christopher Dorner’s life was self-inflicted,” Capt. Kevin Lacy, the San Bernardino County, California, coroner, says for CNN.