Jay was separated from his parents when they were boarding ships travelling to a government approved safe refuge in Sweden. After several days out into the ocean, the ship that Jay was separated on was raided by Russian kidnappers. They seemed to be capturing individuals to perform experiments on in order to find the cure to the outbreak. Jay was captured, but once brought to Russia, he made an escape with a newfound, elderly aged friend, Trent, on a helicopter. During the escape, Trent received a fatal wound from a bullet, and Jay managed to crash land the helicopter in what he will soon find out is Chernarus. Jay now looks for a way to travel to Sweden where he can be safe and potentially find his family -- if they are still alive.