Next step is to identify remains as Dorner's

dorner-surveill-tape.jpgSan Bernardino County authorities said overnight they entered the burned-out cabin where Christopher Dorner is believed to have died. Forensic tests were required to be certain the remains found were Dorner's, but all signs point to him, including numerous descriptions by people he encountered or victimized before running into the cabin and getting in a shootout with officers. A San Bernardino deputy sheriff died of wounds incurred in the shootout.

Associated Press reported that a California driver's license with the name Christopher Dorner and other personal items were found in the basement of the cabin next to the burned remains.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said on KTLA about 6:30 this morning that officials think it's Dorner but need to be sure. Asked if he understands the sympathy for Dorner's grievances over being fired by the LAPD, Villaraigosa said don't count him in that group. "I don't care what happened to Christopher Dorner," he said, bristling. "Nothing justifies killing four people in cold blood." He said the whole episode has been a reign of terror for law enforcement and their families and he said that's what people should focus on. Villaraigosa said he would be attending the funeral service scheduled this morning for Riverside police officer Michael Crain at the Grove Community Church in Riverside.

Here's our story updated during the events of Tuesday.

File photo of Dorner on surveillance camera in Irvine

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