Almost nothing is known about Cindy's life prior to the outbreak. At some point of her life, she married Fred. Both of them lived in the same neighborhood as the Grimes family, being neighbors to each other. Rick Grimes visited their home a few times.
At some point after the outbreak, Cindy and Fred abandoned their house. It is unknown what had happened to them. After this, Morgan Jones arrived with his wife, Jenny, and their son, Duane. Jenny reanimated and after Rick was saved by Morgan and Duane, he recognized the place. Morgan stated he never met Cindy or Fred.