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There are photos being shopped around of Christopher Dorner's charred remains. TMZ has seen the photos and reports that they are gruesome.
The top of Dorner's head is missing, so is an arm and parts of a leg. His midsection is burned from the fire that consumed the cabin during the February 12 shoot-out with police.
Dorner, a former LAPD cop declared war on the department for what he called a wrongful termination after he reported a fellow officer for using excessive force during the arrest on a mentally ill man.
The LAPD determined that the claims lacked credibility and fired Dorner on September 4, 2008.
In 2010 Dorner appealed the decision, but it was upheld by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe.
Dorner posted a manifesto earlier this year detailing his complaints and accusing the department of racism. He promised to seek revenge.
He was later charged in connection with a series of shootings from February 3 to 12 that left four people dead, including two police officers, and three police officers wounded.
Dorner was the subject of one of the largest manhunts in LAPD history. He was eventually cornered in a cabin in Big Bear, California by law enforcement on February 12. The cabin was set ablaze and Dorner allegedly took his own life with a gunshot to the head before his body burned.
“The information that we have right now seems to indicate that the wound that took Christopher Dorner’s life was self-inflicted,” sheriff’s Cpt. Kevin Lacy told reporters at a news conference.
There have been conflicting reports as to how the cabin was set on fire. Police say pyrotechnic canisters tossed into the cabin caused the fire.
"It was not on purpose. We didn't intentionally burn down that cabin to get Mr Dorner out," John McMahon, a spokesperson for San Bernardino sheriff's department said.
That statement seems to conflict with police audio in which someone can be heard saying, “f*cking burn this motherf*cker,” before police discussed their intention to, “go ahead with the plan with the burners.”
Dorner was later identified by his dental records.
Police Audio From Dorner Siege: "Burn This Motherf*cker"