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LOS ANGELES (KNBC) -- The charred remains of a body found in a cabin burned after a gunfight in the Big Bear area of southern California have been identified as those of ex-LAPD officer and shooting suspect Christopher Dorner.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department announced the positive identification on Thursday afternoon.

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A former Los Angeles Police Department officer, Dorner was the subject of an extensive manhunt after he allegedly shot three people and threatened to kill police officers.

In a firefight that took place at a cabin near Big Bear Tuesday afternoon, a San Bernardino County sheriff's detective was killed, bringing the body count associated with Dorner to four.