Born during the thawing cold war, Heinrich developed an interesting view on life. His father was a rocket scientist for the Soviets, forced to work for Heinrich and his mother's safety. Heinrich's mother was a homebody. She raised him alone, with Heinrich's younger brother, Rolf, who died at the young age of 7 due to Ammonia. Heinrich excelled at Science, his teachers knew that one day he would be one of the best theologians in the world. Heinrich graduated from grade school and went to the University of Freiburg for Engineering. After graduating, he landed a job in Berlin as a civil engineer. The Soviet Union fell, and Heinrich, accompanied by his mother and father, went to the United States in 1985. His mother and father would then die in a car accident during his time working for NASA. Heinrich would return to Germany and attend the University of Berlin and become employed as a Professor at the University of Koln in 1996. Heinrich would eventually become an Administrator and Professor at the University of Koln in 2014. At the start of the first outbreak in 2017, a private company, known as the Security and Risk Control Corporation (SRCC) contacted Heinrich and sent him to research the infected in Chernarus and start a research effort.