The mother of fired Los Angeles police Officer Christopher Dorner, who is believed to have died inside a Big Bear cabin that burned to the ground after a gun battle with law enforcement, expressed "deepest sympathies" Wednesday to the families of people her son is suspected of killing.
In a statement released to Fox11 on behalf of the family, Nancy Dorner also asked for privacy.
"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," Nancy Dorner told Channel 11. "We do not condone Christopher's actions. The family has no further comment and asks that our privacy be respected during this difficult time."
Nancy Dorner's home in La Palma was searched by police during the manhunt for her son, which came to a fiery head Tuesday night in the San Bernardino County mountains.
On Tuesday, as the deadly stand-off between Dorner and authorities unfolded in the mountains, a woman believed to be his mother and another woman were spotted watching the manhunt take place live on television at a La Palma restaurant. Half an hour later and alone, the woman thought to be Dorner's mother returned to the La Palma residence, which was also the accussed murderer's last known address.
Until Wednesday, she had not made any comments regarding the search for her son and the killings attributed to him by police.
Christopher Dorner, 33, is suspected of killing two people in Irvine on Feb. 3, a Riverside police officer on Thursday and a San Bernardino County sheriff's detective during Tuesday's shootout in Big Bear.
The cabin in which Dorner was allegedly holed up burned to the ground when tear gas canisters were fired inside after the gun battle. San Bernardino County sheriff's officials said charred human remains were found inside the cabin, but while they are believed to be Dorner, they have not been positively identified.
- Patch Editor MarieSam Sanchez contributed to this report.