Joel Eames is former locally renowned chef of an incredibly popular restaurant called EastApple in Bristol, England. No immediately family apart from his wife who he lived with in Bristol. 20 years before the outbreak Eames had a son who unfortunately died of at a young age. His wifes family lived in Svetloyarsk in Chernarus which is where the Eames couple were visiting during the outbreak. During the first week of the outbreak the family had dispersed & it took Joel Eames 2 weeks to find his wife & her father killed in Kamensk. They had dead moments before he had found them, they were being kept alive for unknown reasons.