Mother of homicide suspect Christopher Dorner issues statement

Ex-LAPD officer believed to have died in Big Bear

LOS ANGELES - The mother of fired Los Angeles police Officer Christopher Dorner, who is believed to have died inside a Big Bear cabin that burned to the ground after a gun battle with law enforcement, expressed "deepest sympathies" Wednesday to the families of people her son is suspected of killing.

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In a statement released to Fox11 in Los Angeles on behalf of the family, Nancy Dorner also asked for privacy.

"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we express our deepest sympathies and condolences to anyone that suffered losses or injuries resulting from Christopher's actions," Nancy Dorner told Fox11. "We do not condone Christopher's actions. The family has no further comment and asks that our privacy be respected during this difficult time."

Nancy Dorner's home in La Palma was searched by police during the manhunt for her son, which came to a fiery head Tuesday night in the San Bernardino County mountains. Until Wednesday, she had not made any comments regarding the search for her son and the killings attributed to him by police.

Christopher Dorner, 33, is suspected of killing two people in Irvine on Feb. 3, a Riverside police officer on Thursday and a San Bernardino County sheriff's detective during Tuesday's shootout in Big Bear.

The cabin in which Dorner was allegedly holed up burned to the ground when tear gas canisters were fired inside after the gun battle. San Bernardino County sheriff's officials said charred human remains were found inside the cabin, but while they are believed to be Dorner, they have not been positively identified.

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