JUNEAU, AK – Martin Anopheles, veteran investigative reporter and mosquito, is currently embedded in a windshield and has been out of communication with his editor.
“He could be under deep cover and just not responding to calls,” said editor Nile West of The Vector, a magazine that covers mosquito culture. “Or he might just be squished. We won’t know until we catch up to the truck that he intercepted.”
Anopheles had been working on a story about a local municipality that had been draining standing pools of water, habitats crucial to the breeding of mosquitoes. Authorities refused to comment as to whether they’re treating his disappearance as suspicious.
“We’re not going to simply let them wipe this matter away,” said West.