Aya Tatsugami, a novice reporter at Tokyo Warrior has begun writing an article about the Headless Rider. She researched various theories about the urban legend, including it's ties to the Awakusu-Kai, the Dollars, and Shizuo Heiwajima.
She included in her notes that the Headless Rider may be named Celty, that it may be a female, and may have had connections to several incidents in Ikebukuro around a year and a half ago. Aya never managed to finish her report, due to suddenly disappearing without any notice one day. Aya's disappearance added to a small flurry or rumors on the internet: that people too interested in the Headless Rider were disappearing.