Wyoming Teen Playing New Pokemon Game on Phone Discovers Body


Shayla Wiggins, a 19-year-old Riverton resident, found a body floating in the Wind River on Friday morning around 8:40 a.m.

County 10 reports that Shayla woke up and began playing a game on her cell phone called Pokemon Go, a virtual reality game that encourages the user to capture as many Pokemon as possible.

"The Pokemons are all over Riverton," she said. "I was trying to get a Pokemon from a natural water resource."

She said that she jumped over the fence to go towards the river in search of a Pokemon.

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

She said the body was floating about three feet from the shore and it looked like an average size male body.

She saw a black shirt and black pants. All of the body was reportedly submerged except for part of his back and butt.

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

Shortly after authorities arrived they took Shayla down to the scene where she had indicated she found the body.

Detectives told Shayla that they thought the body had been there for less than 24 hours.

Shayla was a bit shaken up after the incident.

"I was pretty scared and cried for a while," she said.

Authorities are still investigating and haven't released any further information.

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