(Capcom's primary storyline)
The Aimes was a river flowing from the north-western area of the Arklay Mountains. Around March 1996, the body of a man was dumped in one of the Aimes tributaries. It was recovered the following October, with an autopsy of the corpse finding an unusual trace of steroids in his skin tissue. This was linked by freelance reporter Alyssa Ashcroft in a News Comet article to the illegal dumping of industrial waste into Raccoon City's waters.