This unnamed man lived in a cabin a few miles from the Hilltop and manned a ham radio looking for other survivors.
Nothing is known about this man's life prior to or as the outbreak, though he may have lived in Virginia near the Barrington House.
Taking cover in a cabin a few miles from the Hilltop, the radio operator was well-prepared, hiding his cabin using camouflage netting and putting up multiple traps for walkers. The man used his radio to call out to other survivors, but received no response. Apparently giving into despair, he eventually handcuffed himself to his bed and took an overdose of pills as well as covering his head with a bag to help the process along through suffocation.
At some point after his suicide, the man's cabin was found by Harlan Carson and Gabriel Stokes following their escape from the Sanctuary after Gabriel heard the man's loose sign clanking against a pole. Gabriel found hope in the man's efforts even though there was no proof he had ever made contact with anyone. However, Harlan found the man's zombified corpse still handcuffed to his bed and gave Gabriel the bad news. The two men then mercifully put down the zombified radio operator.
After putting him down, Harlan retrieved a gun from his corpse while Gabriel found much-needed antibiotics to treat his severe infection in the radio operator's bedside drawer. The radio operator's antibiotics broke Gabriel's fever and caused Harlan to state that he may have just saved Gabriel's life. When Gabriel accidentally smashed the man's piggy bank, they found his car keys and a map showing how close the Hilltop was. However, after dealing with some walkers when Harlan got caught in one of the man's traps, they accidentally drew the attention of the Saviors and were recaptured before they could use the radio operator's jeep to return to the Hilltop.
- Killed by
- Drug Overdose and Suffocation (Suicide, Alive, Off-Screen)
For an unknown reason, presumably because he lost hope of contacting other survivors, he chose to commit suicide. The radio operator handcuffed himself to his bed, took an overdose of drugs and taped a plastic bag over his head to ensure his end through suffocation.
After finding this man zombified, Harlan or Gabriel put him down.
This list shows the victims this man has killed:
- Himself (Suicide, Alive)
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people
- "Dead or Alive Or" (Zombified)
- Given the presence of a loaded gun in his pants, it is unclear why he chose a drug overdose and suffocation as his method of suicide rather than shooting himself in the head, particularly as the method he used wouldn't prevent his reanimation.