Remains found in California cabin after standoff with fugitive-police

LOS ANGELES Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:23am EST

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Investigators have found charred human remains in a burned out cabin in the mountains above Los Angeles following a fiery standoff with a gunman suspected to be a fugitive former Los Angeles police officer, authorities said on Wednesday.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's department said that identification of the remains would be attempted using forensic analysis.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)