A charred body has been found inside the burned-out cabin in which former LA cop Christopher Dorner is thought to have holed himself up in, the Associated Press has reported, citing a law enforcement official.
Forensic tests will be used to determine if the body belongs to the fugitive.
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The inquiry's most senior lawyer is said to be considering stepping down after disagreeing with its chairwoman Alexis Jay over its future.