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No body found yet in mountain cabin following gunfight: LAPD

Published on Feb 13, 2013 12:31 PM
Law enforcement officers relocatethe media from a nearest roadblock on Highway 38 near Angeles Oaks during a standoff with fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, near San Bernardino, California on Feb 12, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - No body has yet been recovered from a burned out cabin in the mountains above Los Angeles following a gun fight between police and a suspect believed to be a fugitive ex-cop, despite news reports to the contrary, a Los Angeles Police spokesman said.

Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said the cabin in the Big Bear area northeast of Los Angeles was "still too hot" for police to enter.

Several news organisations had reported that a body was found in the cabin and had been identified as likely that of former 33-year-old Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner.