Los Angeles police and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office moved Tuesday night to counter reports that a body believed to be that of renegade ex-cop Christopher Dorner had been recovered from a burning cabin near Big Bear Lake, California.
"No body has been pulled out," LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said at a news conference. "No reports of a body being ID'd are true."
The cabin area was "too hot to make entry," Smith added.
Cindy Bachman, a spokeswoman for the lead agency in the case, the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department, said at a separate news conference that authorities believe whoever was in the cabin never left.
"They believe that there is a body in there, but it is not safe to go inside," Bachman said.
Other sources earlier told CNN that authorities had found a body in the rubble of the fire and identified it as Dorner's.
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