A Teenage Girl Pokemon Go Trainer Found Deadman in the River?



A teenager has discovered a dead body floating in her hometown river. Shayla Wiggins, a 19-year-old Riverton, Wyoming resident, discovered a man floating in the Wind River early this morning when trying to catch pokémon from a "natural water resource," she told KTVQ.com. Wiggins called 911 and local police arrived on the scene to retrieve the body. 

"The Pokemons are all over Riverton," she said. "I was trying to get a Pokemon from a natural water resource." It was after she hopped a fence in search of some water Pokemon when the chilling discovery came.

"I was walking towards the bridge along the shore when I saw something in the water," Wiggins said. "I had to take a second look and I realized it was a body."

She went on to describe the body as an average-sized male, floating about three feet from the shore. "It was pretty shocking," she recalls. "I didn't really know what to do at first. But I called 911 right away and they came really quickly." Detectives later told Wiggins the body had been in the river for less than 24 hours.



The Fremont County Sheriff's Office confirmed the discovery in a press release given to The Verge. It notably excludes the phrase "Pokémon Go":

The death appears to be accidental in nature and possibly that of a drowning. There is no evidence at this time that would indicate foul play. Evidence located at the scene has led investigators to believe the man went into the water at the location he was found. The body was located in about three feet of water on the east side of the Wind River Bridge.

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