Pokemon Go player finds dead body in New Hampshire park
NASHUA, N.H. – Another person playing the wildly popular game Pokemon Go game stumbled across a body, this time in a popular New Hampshire park, according to police.
The man spotted the corpse floating in Salmon Brook, which runs through the Rotary Park in downtown Nashua. Police told WHDH the Pokemon player found the body behind the Holocaust Memorial Thursday afternoon, around 2 p.m.
“Apparently the person … was playing this Pokemon game, which led him to an obscure spot,” said Lt. Robert Giggi, of the Nashua Police Department. “That’s how he came across the victim.”
The area is a “Pokestop,” Nashua Patch reported, which is a place in the game where people can find free items that are valuable to gameplay. Pokestops often show up at important landmarks, including public buildings, churches and statues.
The augmented reality game Pokemon Go has brought people out of their homes in droves – players can interact with virtual characters they see on their phone, but they have to walk around the physical landscape to find them.
This is the second dead body found by a Pokemon Go player after a teen in Wyoming discovered a man’s body floating in a river while she was “trying to get a water Pokemon.”
Nashua police are investigating the circumstances of the man’s death. His identity has not been released.