Figurine statue project leads to Walla Walla man's death

Walla Walla man's death

WALLA WALLA, WA - A Walla Walla man was found dead at 3:30 a.m. at the 1400 block of Alder Street  Friday after an in house project turned fatal.

47-year-old Robert Riggers, dismantled his microwave to create a high voltage electricity utensil.

Detective Sergeant Matt Wood, of Walla Walla Police Department, conducted a full investigation and was able to determine that Riggers was trying to construct a figurine statue out of wood, when he suddenly electrocuted himself.

The Walla Walla County Coroner’s Office later confirmed Riggers death as accidental.


Story credit: Dennis Shannon

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