Ralph Collins, independant reporter, had happened upon this story by pure chance. He had been testing a new camera which a buddy of his had tricked out to film more into the UV and IR ranges to do some low light photo taking for a scandel story on a local politician who apparently liked hookers a little too much when he had taken a test photo of a hot rubber and latex clad woman walking down the street toward a strip club. He figured she was going to work and aside from an idle thought to check out the club later thought no more of it until later when he was checking the photos out on his computer and the woman appeared different from what he remembered.
As he studied the shot, he suddenly realized he recognized her. Susan Storm-Richards!! 'No way,' he thought, 'there is no way a woman like her would be strutting around the red light district wearing clothes like that.' But what if that explained why he remembered the woman whose photo he'd taken being dark haired.
Maybe she was in disguise. He more than most knew that most public figures had sides of themselves that they didn't want people to know about, but couldn't help indulging in from time to time. It is afterall how he made his living by exposing those scandilous lifestyles to the public in the media.
The real question became 'what to do with the information?'.
He decided to do some more digging, he checked out the club and with the description of hot dark haired latex outfit he got the name 'Suzzane' and the fact she danced there semi-regularly. Perhaps five nights a month, sometimes more and sometimes they didn't see her for a while. All of which fit his theory of Susan Richards having a secret life, it was usually best to use a name close to yours so you instinctively answered to it even if you were distracted. Also the dance schedule would fit the life of a very busy woman who was a hero and celebrity.
He staked the place out and arranged to be alerted when she was performing. He couldn't get a camera inside the club, but he managed to get more pictures of her coming and going from the club both in disguise and out of it and even managed to tail her back to within a block of the Baxter Building before he lost her. Not surprising when he was following someone who could literally turn invisible.
He decides to use the information by: