UPDATE: 9:50 PM EST
Nancy Dorner, Christopher Dorner's mother, just released a statement regarding her sons actions.
"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we express our deepest sympathies and condolences to anyone that suffered losses or injuries resulting from Christopher's actions. We do not condone Christopher's actions.
The family has no further comments and ask that our privacy be respected during this difficult time."
This story is developing.
Last night, after standing off with police for hours, the human remains believed to belong to former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner were recovered from a burned cabin.
Contradicting reports yesterday led media to prematurely call Dorner's death before the LAPD confirmed that they had, in fact, found a body in the charred structure.
"No body has been located yet," Commander Andrew Smith said, telling reporters last night that the building was still too hot for investigators to enter.
But hours later, investigators located charred human remains in the burned-out cabin where they believe the suspected cop killer was holed up.
Cindy Bachman, a spokeswoman for the department said, "We believe that the person that barricaded himself inside the cabin engaged in gunfire with our deputies and other law enforcement officers is still inside there, even though the building burned."
It is unclear how the fire started in the cabin, but audio suggests that law enforcement used it as a means to trap Dorner.
On the tape, you can hear LAPD yelling "burn it down" and "get the gas." But police suggest that the fire started from inside.
Cops said they heard a single gunshot go off from inside the cabin just as they began to see smoke and fire. Later they heard the sound of more gunshots, which was the sound of ammunition being ignited by the heat of the blaze, law enforcement officials said.
Police did not enter the building, but shot tear gas inside.
Investigators are working on identifying the body as Dorner's. They are positive that the remains are his, as the police around the cabin told ABC News they saw Dorner enter but never leave the building as it was consumed by flames, creating a billowing column of black smoke seen for miles.
The incident started around 12:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday, when a maid working at a local resort called 911, saying she and another worker had been tied up and held hostage by Dorner in a cabin, sources said. The maid was able to escape, but Dorner got away in a stolen purple Nissan.
The San Bernardino Sheriff's Office and state Fish and Wildlife wardens spotted the stolen vehicle and engaged in a shootout with Dorner.
Officials say Dorner crashed the stolen vehicle and fled on foot only to commandeer Rick Heltebrake's white pickup truck on a nearby road a short time later.
"[Dorner] said, 'I don't want to hurt you, just get out and start walking up the road and take your dog with you.' He was calm. I was calm. I would say I was in fear for my life, there was no panic, he told me what to do and I did it," Heltebrake said.
"He was dressed in all camouflage, had a big assault sniper-type rifle. He had a vest on like a ballistic vest," Heltebrake added.
"Ultimately, the officer who was driving that vehicle stopped and pulled out his patrol rifle and engaged probably 15 to 20 shots as Dorner was driving away," Foy said.
Dorner barricaded himself inside the cabin in the San Bernardino Mountains near Big Bear Tuesday afternoon, after killing one officer and injuring another.
Initially, news outlets were streaming the gunfight live, but the LAPD asked that they not show live footage of the developing situation in case Dorner had access to the internet or television, which could compromise the operation.
Gunfire, panic and shouts can be heard in early coverage of the gunfight.
The LAPD has yet to provide a comment this morning about the body that is believed to be Dorner's or who started the fire in the cabin.
Reports earlier today say that authorities found Dorner's drivers license among the charred items in the burned cabin.
This story is developing.