Dental records of the deceased fugitive from justice were a match to the burned remains found in a Seven Oaks Mountain Cabin at Big Bear Lake in California this week, which followed a shootout with law enforcement.
No cause of death was given by the coroner's office on Thursday, who issued this written statement: "During the autopsy, positive identification was made through dental examination."
San Bernardino County SWAT officers and California Fish and Wildlife officers responded to the Christopher Dorner shootout that resulted in his death on Feb. 12, but not before two CDFW officers attempted to take him alive after he stole a purple Nissan Rogue and then a white truck.
Dorner tied up several people along the way, including Karen and Jim Reynolds, the owners of the Nissan. An interview conducted with them by the Intelligencer noted that the couple feared for their lives after they entered their rental condo and found him in it.
The quadruple murder suspect made them lie on a bed before tying their hands and legs with plastic ties and gagging their mouths with towels. He also slipped pillow cases over their heads as well.
Chris Dorner's effort to flee the law enforcement officers pursuing him in a nationwide manhunt pitted him against civilians and officers alike. And after he crashed the stolen Nissan belonging to the Reynolds', he ended up abandoning it in favor of taking another, forcing another man from his truck before finally fleeing on foot into the woods.
Pinned into one of nine cabins owned by a woman who watched it go up in smoke with him in it, Christopher Dorner refused to give up even when his death appeared imminent. And police say they heard one lone gunshot from inside the cabin before it was engulfed in flames.
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The former LAPD officer who still bore a grudge for his firing in 2008 claimed four lives before he apparently took his own, and they include San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Jeremiah McKay, who was killed during the Chris Dorner standoff, as well as one officer from the Riverside Police Department and two civilians, Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence.
The Riverside officer was shot and killed while in a patrol car at a stop light with his partner. And Keith Lawrence, a security officer and fiance of Monica Quan, the daughter of a retired LAPD police leader who later went on to represent Dorner during his tribunal hearing, were both shot and killed while sitting in their car at their home parking garage.
Dorner had threatened Quan's family and the rest of the LAPD police force in one fashion or another in a lengthy manifesto he published online prior to the first murders that took place on Sunday night at 9 p.m. on Feb. 3.
Now, 11 days later, Christopher Jordan Dorner has been declared officially dead by the San Bernardino County Coroner's Office. But the Los Angeles Police Department's investigation into the matter remains ongoing, as police must confirm and pursue any possible accomplices the suspect may have had leading up to the final Dorner shootout at Big Bear.