Accused Cop-Killer Eric Frein Surviving on Tuna and Ramen, Police Say

Sheriff: Trooper Shooting Suspect Is Running Out of Food 0:31

Accused cop-killer Eric Frein appears to be surviving on cans of tuna and ramen noodles, according to police who seized a stash of food at one of his campsites in the Pennsylvania woods. State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said investigators think that the 31-year-old survivalist will soon run out of food, which may bring him out into the open as he searches for something to eat. "Because we continue to push Frein ... we believe he will be forced to search for food and shelter in other locations," Bivens said at a Friday afternoon news conference.

Search teams sweeping the dense forest on the border of Pike and Monroe counties on Tuesday found a "campsite" that Frein apparently hastily left behind and seized a cluster of military-style packs, food, clothing, two pipe bombs and .380-caliber ammunition that matches the weapon used to shoot two troopers. Bivens said all of the items police have found, including soiled diapers and trash, were sent to crime labs and much of it tested positive for Frein's DNA. Frein, 31, a military buff, is accused of murdering state trooper Cpl. Bryon K Dickson II and wounding Trooper Alex T. Douglass during rifle attack on the barracks in Blooming Grove on Sept. 12.

Eric Frein, who is wanted for the murder of a Pennsylvania State Trooper, is believed to have slept at this campsite. Pennsylvania State Police


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