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Body found in California mountain cabin following fiery standoff

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A body was found in a burned-out cabin in the mountains above Los Angeles on Tuesday following a standoff and gun battle there between police and a gunman believed to be a former Los Angeles police officer, CBS News and the Los Angeles Times reported.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman could not immediately confirm the reports.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)