Pokemon Go Leads to Dead Body Found in Riverton

Submitted by: Phillip Benotti


It was 8:45 in the morning and Shayla Wiggins was trying out her new phone game, Pokemon Go. The game gives you the goal of finding different types of Pokemon in you surrounding area. But one thing that was unforeseen, was that the game lead to something much bigger. Not a Pikachu, but the body of a dead man.

"...and I went underneath the bridge, and then when I went underneath the bridge," says Shayla Wiggins. "I saw something in the water and I just looked a little closer and I found a person just faced down in the water."

Wiggins immediately called authorities who quickly showed up to the scene. Wiggins told k2news she tried her best to explain the game authorities, and why she was underneath the bridge.

Officers say that the body was located in 3 feet of water, and early evidence showed that the man fell in the water where he was found. Authorities investigating the scene for hours before gathering the body and transporting it to the Fremont County Coroner's Office.

"You know, I don't have a lot of answers at this time either." Said Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee. "We're just gonna have to wait and see what the autopsy reveals, and you know we'll have a clearer picture of possibly what occurred to this person. And we'll be able to piece it all together like what we do with all the other investigations around the county"

The identity of the body has yet to be revealed. But the real story is how a simple kids game, Pokemon Go, lead to a not so playful discovery in the Wind River.