In the Bayside Precinct, the body of a drowned person bearing the evidence of crude surgery sewn up with embroidery thread is discovered. When a teddy bear is found in the victim's stomach during the postmortem, the police realize that they have a bizarre murder case on their hands. The investigation turns up evidence that the victim was a suicidal internet addict. Bayside Assistant Police Inspector Mashita and the policewoman Yukino startinvestigating a "virtual murder" homepage the victim had often visited, in search of clues.
At the same time, a string of petty thefts is plaguing the Bayside Station Criminal Investigation Section: a watch, a purse, and receipts that Aoshima hadn't yet reported are among the missing items. Suddenly, a swarm of helicopters and undercover cars from the Metropolitan Police Department descend on Bayside Police Station. It turns out Bayside Precinct has suffered yet another serious crime: the kidnapping of the Commissioner of the MPD. The MPD moves swiftly to silence the mass media and set up a special investigation headquarters at the Bayside Police Station. - asianwiki.com