Hikers Find A Dead Body While Playing Pokemon Go
And here's your latest gruesome, unintended-consequence-of-Pokémon Go-news: three women who were hiking in a San Diego park came across a decomposing body while trying to catch one of nature's many Pokémon.
NBC San Diego reports that Amanda Titialii, Krystyl Estrada and Apryl Lopez were hiking in Marian Bear Park Thursday afternoon, just you know, "on a hiking adventure to find Pokémon and to enjoy a girls' day out," when they decided to take a road less traveled by humans, but perhaps traveled by more Pokémons.
That's when Estrada said she approached what looked like, "sticks," but, as she told NBC "her military training kicked in and she realized that she was seeing the decomposing remains of a body." The decomposing body was about 30 feet from the path, under a tree.
San Diego police were called to the scene, and according to the L.A. Times, police do not suspect any foul play, and believe the man died of natural causes.
This is the third report of a dead human body caught by Pokémon Go players this week. A woman in Wyoming found a drowned body floating in a river when the game directed her towards a "natural water source." Another man in Nashua, New Hampshire was playing at the local Holocaust Memorial (???) when he found a body in a nearby brook.
Perhaps Pokémon Go will breed a new generation of detectives?
If Law & Order was still on, every episode would start with Pokemon Go players finding a body— John McNamee (@Piecomic) July 15, 2016
San Diego has been the scene of even more Pokémon danger: yesterday, we reported two men fell off a cliff in Encinitas while trying to catch 'em all. Luckily, they only suffered minor injuries.