(Covers information from the D.C. comics)
He stayed out late one evening trying to get a stray calf, Gracie, to come back to the farm he tended with his father, and he and the cow were attacked by four mutated humanoids. Gracie was killed and Wayne bitten, but before the bats could carry him off a posse of townspeople (who had already been searching the hills for other missing people) arrived and drove them off with a hail of gunfire. Although Wayne was rescued, he was unfortunately beyond saving. The townspeople took him back to Sheriff Carey's office, and the Sheriff ordered him taken to the hospital. By then the effects of the G-Virus had set in, and Wayne turned into a full-fledged zombie overnight. In Leon Kennedy's officer log, he stated that "heroic efforts were needed to subdue the victim."