San Bernardino sheriff’s officials Friday addressed the media for the first time since Christopher Dorner’s remains were identified.
Capt. Kevin Lacy of the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner said a 6-hour autopsy showed that Dorner died of a single gunshot wound to the head.
“During the autopsy yesterday, the doctor who conducted the process, concluded that the cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head,” Lacy said, adding that officials are not yet ready to comment on whether the wound was the result of a self-inflicted wound or another round.
“We will tell you that while we’re still compiling the information and putting our reports together, the information that we have right now seems to indicate that the wound that took Christopher Dorner’s life was self-inflicted,” Lacy said.
Officials also explained Friday that the charred remains were found in a basement of the burned-out cabin.
They were positively confirmed on Thursday as that of Dorner in a dental examination. Dorner’s California driver’s license was found near his body inside the leveled Seven Oaks property.