Despite the fact that police have found Dorner's wallet and license at the Big Bear cabin he was holed up in when they had a shootout with him on Tuesday doesn't mean the LAPD isn't going to stay on "tactical alert" according to LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith.
Smith says that when the Seven Oaks cabin started burning and police heard a single gunshot that it could have been Dorner in the cabin, and it is "highly likely" that it was him. But until an autopsy confirms that it was his charred remains in the soot of that mountain home--or the suspect is "in shackles," then police will not be letting down their guard USA Today reported.
With four police officers losing their lives in pursuit of this suspect, the Los Angeles Police Department would be fools to let down their guard without definitive proof of his death (like talking dental record proof, not Dorner's wallet). This is a man who was seen trying to create a diversion so he could slip out of that cabin undetected. Deputies think they cornered him, and news media cameras appear to support that hypothesis, but who knows if anyone else was in that cabin or not?
The cabin's owner spoke out recently about the fact that she was just in the cabin one weekend before Dorner showed up according to Gather News.com. And the way the economy is going, someone else might have broken in and sought shelter there before he did. So all police have may be a charred body of someone else and Dorner's driver's license, which was conveniently left there--and conveniently able to be read still after everything else was torched. And that charred body at the Dorner deathsite cabin could be another one of his victims. So it is good police are remaining on alert.
Wallet photo credit: Paul Sevela on Wikimedia.org