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(MILFORD, Pa.) — Accused cop killer Eric Frein had contact lenses, first aid supplies, toilet paper, a book of the New Testament, a religious plaque and even DVDs stashed in the abandoned airport hangar near where he was captured, authorities revealed Wednesday.

The long list of supplies reveals just how prepared Frein, accused of shooting two state troopers in September, was to survive a manhunt.

Police also found cooking supplies including pots, a propane stove, silverware and even seasoning, soy sauce and salt and pepper.

Frein, who evaded capture for nearly seven weeks in the woods of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, had stored maps, a radio, multiple pieces of camouflage clothing, a raincoat, binoculars, a shaving kit, dental supplies and more in the old Birchwood-Pocono Airpark hangar, according to the search warrant.

The hangar, abandoned for 16 years, served as Frein’s final hideout before he was captured near there last Thursday, ending a massive manhunt that sent fear throughout rural Pennsylvania, closed schools and hurt local businesses.

Police recovered Frein’s notebooks, a 14-page note and typed pages with random prayers, along with various ammunition, in the search. Police previously found weapons, ammunition, food and other supplies scattered throughout the woods in weeks leading up to the capture.

Frein, 31, appeared in court on Friday and was charged with first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement officer, attempted murder and possession of weapons of mass destruction.

He is accused of opening fire on the Blooming Grove police barracks on Sept. 12, killing one trooper and injuring another, before he fled to the woods.

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