There is no foul play involved in the death of an unidentified man whose body was found by a 19-year-old Wyoming resident in Big Wind River under the Wyoming Highway 789 Bridge.
The body was discovered by Shayla Wiggins on Friday morning while she was playing Pokemon Go, the widely popular location-based app that can be played in smartphones. She was searching for Pokemons to capture in her area when she noticed the partially submerged body in the river.
According to the initial investigations of the Fremont County Sheriff?s Office and the Riverton Police Department, the manner of death appears to be purely accidental and that the man could have gone into the water on his own. Also, the body had not been in the water for more than 24 hours.
In its official statement, the Fremont County Sheriff?s Office said:
?The death appears to be accidental in nature and possibly that of a drowning. There is no evidence at this time that would indicate foul play. Evidence located at the scene has led investigators to believe the man went into the water at the location he was found.?
County 10 reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigations has extended assistance in the investigation.
?The body was located in about three feet of water on the east side of the Wind River Bridge. The County Sheriff is leading the investigation with assistance from the FBI as well as the Riverton Police Department. The area in which the body was located is situated near the convergence of three jurisdictional boundaries and was determined to be just inside the primary jurisdiction of the Sheriff.?
At this writing, investigators are hard at work piecing the clues as to what happened to the deceased man. They are also in the process of determining the identity of the man.
?At this time the investigation is ongoing. Further details as to the circumstances surrounding the death will be released after preliminary autopsy results are received and we have a clearer picture of what occurred,? the investigators from the Fremont County Sheriff?s Office said in a statement.
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