- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities have identified the man found dead in a central Wyoming river by a woman playing the popular smartphone game Pokemon Go.

The Riverton Ranger reports (https://bit.ly/29HUazO ) that 28-year-old Jeffrey Day’s body was found floating in the Wind River near the city of Riverton on Friday. Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of the Arapahoe man’s death, but say it appears to have been accidental and could be a drowning.

Shayla Wiggens says she had been playing the new game, which sends players to real-world locations to capture virtual creatures, when she spotted the body in the water near a bridge.

The incident comes as police in Missouri say four teens used Pokemon Go to lure victims to a location and rob them.


Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger, https://www.dailyranger.com

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