"RIP Christopher Dorner" pages have been created on Facebook, as have fake Twitter accounts posing as Dorner. They carry messages of relief, disgust and -- for those who have supported the alleged killer for what they believe was a sound cause -- admiration.
On one "RIP Christopher Dorner" Facebook page created around 10 p.m. Tuesday, the creator posted: "Heroes get remembered but legends never die." The page, created with Dorner dubbed a public figure, also touts Dorner as a "true American Patriot."
Another Facebook page, called "We Are All Christopher Dorner" said, "The spirit of Chris #Dorner will live on forever in our hearts, as an eternal flame - symbolic of the will to stand up in an attempt to eradicate those who would seek to oppress us, by any means necessary, when no one else would."
Then just after 9 a.m. Wednesday, at least one person created the "Christopher Dorner Death Conspiracy" Facebook page claiming that "all the facts of this do not add up."
Another supporter of Dorner tweeted the Daily News directly in response to coverage of the apparent fiery end to the week-long manhunt under the Twitter handle @FakeChrisDorner: "@ladncitydesk A happy ending is people burned alive by the government just like #Waco? Disguisting. #Dorner #TeamDorner"
The Dorner supporter is referring to the Waco Massacre in Texas, a 50-day standoff betweenthe federal law enforcement and the cult group Branch Davidians. The siege ended when a fire erupted at the compound. Seventy-six men, women and children, including sect leader, David Koresh, died in the fire.
Authorities have hesitated to declare Tuesday's gun fight and fire the end of Dorner, pending forensic reports that can identify the body found in the destroyed cabin.
The fire erupted Tuesday afternoon after a man deputies suspect was Dorner got into a shooting exchange with federal Fish and Wildlife wardens, as well as sheriff's deputies.
Dorner, a former Los Angeles Police Department officer and ex-U.S. Navy reservist, is suspected to have killed four people and wounding two during a nine-day rampage where he vowed in an 11,000-word manifesto that he'd seek revenge on the LAPD and their families for what he believed was his wrongful termination from the department.