A source told the Associated Press that a charred body was found in rubble of the cabin. Sources told KTTV that the body appeared to be Dorner, but there was no official confirmation.
Dorner, who hours earlier had killed one San Bernardino sheriff's deputy and wounded another before barricading himself in the cabin, in the San Bernardino mountains, was believed to be inside. Dorner, who vowed not to be taken alive, had been surrounded inside the cabin since early Tuesday afternoon. It was not clear who set the fire in the Big Bear community where Dorner apparently has been hiding since sometime last week.