Police and other members of law enforcement have said that they believe they are close to finding cop killer Eric Frein. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, was recently placed as number one on the FBI’s most wanted fugitives list after he shot two Pennsylvania state troopers, killing one of them. The event happened on September 12th, and Frein has been running from the law ever since. Today, law enforcement found Frein’s campsite in the woods of the Poconos mountains of Pennsylvania, near Frein’s home in Canadensis.
Among the items found were Frein’s backpack, an AK-47, ammunition, a handwritten letter confessing to the cop shootings, soiled diapers and two pipe bombs. Police have said that the pipe bombs were not set to go off, but they were designed in a way that could easily be booby trapped with a trip wire. Police say that Frein has been living on cans of tuna and ramen noodles, but that he is running out of supplies.
Police have suggested that they are quickly closing in on Frein, and it is just a matter of time before Frein is apprehended. They say that the weather is on their side, because as the leaves fall and foliage becomes less dense, Frein will be easier to spot. They also say that as the temperature cools they can use heat seeking cameras to help search for Frein. Yet other law enforcement personnel have suggested that Frein is not as desperate as he appears, and that he has left his belongings like a trail of breadcrumbs in an effort to give police a false sense of security so that he can lure them into a trap and kill more of them.
As locals have been preparing for deer hunting season, they have been warned that if they enter the woods before Frein is caught, they will be arrested for infringing on the investigation. Some residents of the area have been searching their homes and cabins on a daily basis with the thought that Frein will be hiding out in one of them. While some of these residents appear fearful, more of them seem angry that Frein is intruding on their turf and they have said that they will shoot him on sight.
Eric Frein is a self- described survivalist and a war re-enactor, but his motives for shooting the two state troopers outside of the Blooming Grove Barracks in Pike County is still unclear. According to the FBI, Frein has studied eastern European history and is a weapons enthusiast. Frein has claimed that he speaks both Russian and Serbian and that he fought with the Serbians in Africa before returning to his home in Pennsylvania.
The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Frein. To see his most wanted poster and the charges that he will face if apprehended, go to the following link-
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