Girl Playing Pokemon Go Finds Dead Body In River

July 11, 2016


Seen here recreating the same face she made when she realized that was not a Magikarp in the water, teenager Shayla Wiggins (no relation to Ralph) reflects on finding a dead body in a river while playing Pokemon Go. And for the record, no, she didn't try to catch it, she called the police. I'm gonna be honest, I probably would have tried to catch it.

Wiggins, a Pokémon fan, went on a walk toward a river in Riverton, Wyoming this morning, hoping to find a critter from "a natural water resource." As she got closer to the river, she noticed something was actually floating in the water. When she went in for a closer look, she realized it was a body.

"It was pretty shocking," Wiggins said. "I didn't really know what to do at first. But I called 911 right away and they came really quickly."

Right now, the authorities are still trying to identify the body, though they note that "there is no evidence of foul play" as the death "appears to be accidental in nature."

How much do you want to bet the dead body was another Pokemon player who wasn't paying attention and walked off a bridge trying to catch a Squirtle? I have a knack for predicting these kinds of things, it's sort of a sixth sense of mine. Well, technically seventh sense (the sixth is being able to find water with my penis -- usually in a glass on my roommate's nightstand).

Thanks to everybody who sent this, several of whom shared their own experiences playing Pokemon Go.

  • Matt Fricke

    We all know Team Rocket was behind this...

  • flyppster

    A new plot for a reboot of Stand By Me?

  • NervJMSL

    I love when the photographer asks a victim to relive their trauma just so they can illustrate a newspaper.

  • Darrick Hays

    Obviously no relation to Ralph as they don't have the same last name. Ralph is a Wiggum!

  • GeneralDisorder

    There's a few families near my hometown who have the name "greenthaner" and one unrelated family pronounces it "grunth-ner" and the other pronounces it "green donner". Or some such nonsense. Anyway, if you ask one family if they're related to the other they get uppity about how they're pronounce different because... I don't know. Ellis Island or something.

    Edit: It should be noted this has nothing to do with the above comment.

  • MustacheHam

    It's alright, it was a Monday. Who's head is really screwed on right on such a day? Not mine...especially since the time I stripped the threads rushing out the door few weeks back. :I

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