Pokémon hunter finds corpse in Odense

Due to advanced stages of decompostition it has not been possible to identify the body

Gotcha! Pokemon Go players are hunting for virtual reality creatures (photo: iStock)
July 20th, 2016 2:19 pm| by Lucie Rychla

Danish Pokémon hunter found Tuesday night a corpse in a drainage canal on Lodsvej street in Odense, whilst he was playing the popular virtual reality game on his smartphone.

According to Odense Police, the body laid in the canal for a long time and it has not been possible to identify it due to advanced stages of decomposition.

Today’s autopsy may shed some light on who the victim was and the police is reviewing cases of missing persons in the meantime.

Not the first case
Nothing indicates that a crime was committed, reports Odense Police.

This is not the first time that a Pokémon hunter has discovered a dead body.

On July 9, a teenage girl from Wyoming in the United States found a dead man floating on a river near her home as she was trying to find virtual reality characters.

Pokémon in Denmark
The Pokémon Go app was released in Denmark last week and became an instant hit.

The game was developed by US software development company Niantic and allows players to capture, battle and train virtual characters, called Pokémon, who appear on screens of smartphone devices as if they were real.

Pokémon Go has been praised for improving the mental and physical health of players, but criticised for causing accidents on the streets and for being a public nuisance in general.