California authorities say they believe the charred body found in the ruins of a burned cabin is that of fugitive ex-cop and murder suspect Christopher Dorner.
Forensic experts are working on a positive identification. But police officials say items found inside the cabin, including a driver's license, give them reason to believe it is Dorner's body.
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon declared the manhunt and investigation over. He called the deputy sheriffs who engaged in a shootout with Dorner true heroes.
Dorner was on the run for a week before he stole a truck Tuesday, drove into the mountains north of Los Angeles, and barricaded himself in the cabin.
He killed a deputy sheriff during the shootout with police. Sheriff McMahon said a pyrotechnic tear gas canister shot into the cabin caused the fire, which he said was unintentional.
Dorner allegedly killed three other people before Tuesday's shootout, including the daughter of a former Los Angeles police captain.
Dorner was fired from the Los Angeles police in 2008 for what officials say was falsely accusing a fellow officer of kicking a suspect in the face.
He wrote in a long online manifesto last week that he would wage "unconventional" warfare on the L.A. police until it states what he says was the truth why he was fired.