(Covers information from the D.C. comics)
Cruz's association with the rookie Mina was short-lived. He helped Mina in the initial investigation of Giesel Industries due to his familiarity with the region. Moving through the region, they passed through four abandoned settlements, which confused Cruz. They soon after discovered that the region was being used as a dumping ground for infected creatures, and the two escaped with a small girl. Upon arrival at the BSAA's local base camp, it was discovered that the girl was a zombie when she attacked him. Though the girl was quickly dispatched, Cruz had to be flown out to seek vaccination for his bite.
- Resident Evil, Issue #3