Cops Find Tuna, Ramen Left by Fugitive Survivalist
Troopers say they're closing in on Eric Frein
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2014 11:17 AM CDT
This photo released by Pennsylvania State Police shows a campsite used by Eric Frein.   (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police)
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(Newser) – Accused cop killer Eric Frein continues to elude authorities in the mountains of Pennsylvania, but police think his task just got a lot harder: He left behind a stash of tuna, ramen noodles, clothes, and ammo at a campsite, reports NBC News. “I would surmise we pushed him out of there quickly,” says State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens. “I believe he would want these items and it makes life more difficult for him not to have these items.” Police say Frein, who has survivalist training, will have to resort to searching dumpsters or abandoned cabins for food and shelter, reports the Scranton Times-Tribune.

“He can’t stay concealed," says Bivens. "He needs to eat. He needs to sleep. He needs to stay dry." As fall settles in, Frein also is losing the cover of trees. Authorities, meanwhile, have banned hunting in an area of about 350 square miles in Pike and Monroe counties where the search is concentrated. The 31-year-old has been a fugitive since Sept. 12, when police say he killed one state trooper and wounded another in a sniper attack outside their barracks. (Previously, searchers found two functional pipe bombs in the woods.)