Pokemon GO Players Stumble Upon Dead Body in San Diego Park

Mobile game has been at the center of a number of crime stories recently

Last Updated: July 19, 2016 @ 6:17 PM

Pokémon GO has been leading players to all sorts of weird corners of their respective cities, but the game seems to have become a tool for discovering mysterious dead bodies as well.

Three San Diego women playing the popular augmented-reality game on Thursday were shocked to uncover a body in Marian Bear Memorial Park, Officer Travis Easter, a spokesman for the San Diego Police Department, told TheWrap.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the corpse of the unidentified man, but the case is still under investigation. The SDPD believes that there was no foul play and that the man died of natural causes.

Pokémon GO was only released last week, but it has already been involved in the stabbings of two men, one in Oregon the other in Anaheim, California. It is also implicated in a car wreck, the fall of two men off a cliff and the discovery of two other dead bodies, one in New Hampshire and another in Wyoming. The game is also credited with helping two marines catch an attempted murder suspect.

Pokémon GO is a free augmented-reality game that is played on smartphones. It requires players to physically move around an area to capture Pokémon, a portmanteau of the “pocket monsters” who battle in the game.