Burke Winston: Private investigator
At 6'4 and 250 lbs of muscle with a burly beard and a handlebar mustache, Burke Winston bears the perception of a typical macho man. But Burke is more than his rough exterior. From his early days as a Navy engineer, to his career as beat cop in the streets of Miami, Burke has been around the block in his 51 years.
Burke was an all-American family man. He had a beautiful wife and son, with white picket fences in all. But those white picket fences, and perfect family image would spiral down into sorrow before Burke knew what to do. Burke's son overdosed on heroin when he was just 17. The family was crushed. This tragic event caused Burke and his wife to become distant. She would get drunk, and yell, and scream at Burke for hours on end. Blaming him for the loss of their son. She would go out late at night and often not return until the next morning.It had become evident she was cheating on him. Eventually he had enough, and packed his bags for Russia.
Burke was now a lost soul, doing just about any odd job he could to get by, mostly keeping to himself. Until one day he found himself in the presence of his neighbor lady at his front door, late one night. He never exchanged much conversation with her, but she seemed frantic. In her broken english, she explained that her son had went missing, and she was worried about his safety. It was a rough neighborhood with little to no law enforcement, so Burke agreed to help. Burke had an epiphany. He figured he would become a private investigator, helping people find loved ones, to give them a chance for the happiness that so easily slipped away from him.
After several successful years of work, the outbreak happened and Burke fled to the desolate forests of Chernarus utilizing the survival skills he gained from his time in the Navy. Despite the infected being the most dangerous threat, Burke is still trying to help people find their loved ones.
In such a such a scarce, and threatening environment with the outbreak, family and friends are the most important bond holding the human race together.