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LAPD: no body found in burned cabin

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LOS ANGELES - The LAPD just held another press conference where a commander said the reports of a body, believed to Chris Dorner, found inside a cabin in the mountains near Big Bear, California are false.

Authorities say the reports that a body have been removed are not true, saying the burned out cabin is too hot to enter. Earlier reports indicated that a body was pulled from the charred cabin. 

A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that the man believed to be fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner never came out of a California mountain cabin engulfed in flames. The person who requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation said a single gunshot apparently fired inside the cabin was heard just before the fire broke out Tuesday evening.

Authorities believe Dorner barricaded himself in the cabin after exchanging gunfire with deputies, killing one and wounding another.

If the man inside proves to be Christopher Dorner, as authorities suspect, the search for the most wanted man in America over the last week would have ended the way he had expected - death, with the police pursuing him. 

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 firing. They say he threatened to bring "warfare" to officers and their families, spreading fear and setting off a search for him across the Southwest and Mexico.

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