Picture Pervert/West Seattle/Sun Feb 19/4:44 pm: Officers Askew: "I was dispatched to Quidnunc Computer Repair Service to meet with the complainant regarding child porn found on a computer being repaired. According to the complainant, the suspect brought his computer in for service on Jan 18, 2006 at 2:16 pm to be repaired. He returned on Feb 19, 2006 at 4:44 pm complaining of file problems. The complainant, a computer tech, started searching for the file problems and opened a folder titled 'pics.' In doing so he saw several pornographic pictures of children engaged in sex acts with other children. He called 911 to report his findings. I arrived and met with the complainant. He showed me the file of several children engaged in sexual acts. I seized the computer and gave him a business card.
"Once at the Southwest Precinct, I opened the files once more to examine the content. I saw numerous pictures of children engaged in sexual acts with other children and adults. Some of the children appeared to be as young as 7. I placed the computer into evidence at the Southwest Precinct. A computer check of JEMS [Jail Electronic Mugshot System] shows that the name of the suspect might be an alias. The complainant stated he could identify the suspect if he saw him again."
Inspector Google/Maple Leaf/Mon Feb 20/10:48 pm: Officer Mahar reports: "I responded to a report of threats being made via telephone to a resident at Windermere Road. On my arrival, I spoke with the complainant/victim. She explained to me that she is a live-in housekeeper for a man who is employed by the University of Washington as a biochemistry research professor. The professor was out of the country and would return the following day.
"At about 10:48 am today, she received a phone call at the residence. When she picked it up, a voice on the other end of the line said, "It's going to kill you. Come on outside." The caller then hung up the phone. The victim described the caller's voice as one of a man in his 30s, but was unable to provide more information. After the caller hung up, she did a *69 on the phone and learned the number of the caller.
"On returning to the North Precinct, an Internet search was done for the number I received from the housekeeper. On white-pages.com, the number returned as being registered out of Lincoln, NE, but the search provided no other information. A check of Google listed several sites with that phone number attached. One of these sites listed "21 CFR [the Food and Drug Administration's code of federal regulations] Biologics [biological products—vaccines, blood and blood components, tissues, etc.—for human use under applicable federal laws]." On clicking on any of these websites, a computer virus (Trojan horse) showed as having been installed on the computer." Sadly, Officer Mahar ends the report at the very moment that it starts to get interesting. What do these infected websites have to do with the professor, his housekeeper, and the phone call by the man in his 30s? The officer is getting closer and closer to what is appearing to be a large, terrifying biotech conspiracy—then he stops clicking, stops searching. He shuts down the computer.