Hayes was originally born in Keystone Colorado and did indeed fail from the United States of America. It was until his family landed their business into full effect which required them to move constantly, even if it was internationally; as his Mother and Father took over their lives as Travel Agents, with Hayes soon being trained and taught how to show people the world to their hearts content. After moving into his Mother's original house in Hallstat Austria, Hayes had been invited with his Father to the Chernarussian land just before all hell had definitely broke loose, his Father, usually simply helping people set up trips for them to vacation on had decided against the advice of his Wife to go to the Chernarussian province to show Hayes around, accompanying his guests, as he had, after all, been there before.
Unfortunate for the entire band of tourists and travel agents, grim darkness would befall them as their hotels in the heart of Chernarus were cordoned off and festered with the living dead, only managing to escape with their lives and a few other of the tourists, who threatened legal action many times during the frightful departure of the safety of their hotel, began their south east wayward travel to reach the nearest airport, only to be told that all flights have been grounded, taken over by the military or already leaving airspace. The desperate band began south to the docks of Elektro, but found no boat waiting for them, all of which, gone.
It's been an untold amount of time since then, with the gradual amount of individuals in the group dwindling day by day, only for it to drop to the two Hayes family members. After a dispute between his Father and himself, they saw themselves separated in different rooms where they slept the night separately.
When Hayes had awoke from his sleep, he reportedly saw bright flashing lights and the voices of angels issuing him commands, of which, only he had known. It is here where he had brought himself up against his father and took his life while he slept, a bloodied knife laid bare in his hands as he walked down the tunnels of madness after the amount of gore he had witnessed, fleeing from Hotel Chenarus.
Is this a man with divine purpose, or a killer with false vision?