Hundreds of law enforcement officers from throughout Southern California were on hand today for the funeral today for Riverside Police officer Michael Crain, one of the four people authorities say was murdered by former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.
The emotional ceremony included tributes by fellow officers, friends, and Crain’s widow.
Meanwhile, authorities have been working all day to try to make a forensic identification of what’s believed to be Dorner’s body found in the remains of a burned out cabin near Big Bear. Investigators believe he had been hiding for the last few days in the same area where his burning truck was discovered last week. They say he tied up two cleaning workers he encountered, carjacked a truck, shot at some state fish and wildlife officers, before getting into a shootout which left one San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department deputy dead, and a second critically wounded.
The cabin where they think he was hiding then burned to the ground, but it’s still unclear as to how the fire started.
Investigators say Dorner’s crime wave started February 3rd, when he murdered two former Ventura County residents in Orange County.
It’s believed he killed Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence as revenge for Quan’s father’s role in his firing from the LAPD in 2009.