Spokesman: Human remains found in cabin

Published On: Feb 13 2013 02:59:03 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 13 2013 04:03:44 AM EST

San Bernardino County Sheriff's investigators found charred human remains within the ashes of the torched cabin where fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner was barricaded.

Cindy Bachman, a spokeswoman for the lead agency in the case, the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department, said authorities will work to identify the remains.

Earlier, Bachman tried to counter widespread reports that a body believed to be Dorner had been recovered from the cabin.

"They believe that there is a body in there, but it is not safe to go inside," she told reporters. She added that officials believed there was still live ammunition in the cabin, which was still smoldering.

CNN and other media quoted numerous sources earlier in the evening as saying authorities had removed a body from the rubble of the fire and identified it as Dorner.