Nothing is known about José's life before the outbreak began, except that he was a mechanic and served in the Iraq War.
As Qaletaqa shows Alicia around the Black Hat headquarters, he introduces José and Marta, who are working on the ranch's helicopter that was shot down.
José's fate and location are left unknown after the zombie horde overran the ranch, trapping the remaining residents in the underground pantry. If he did manage to make it into the pantry, José has been killed as no other survivors were rescued from the pantry besides Alicia, Ofelia, and Lee.
This list shows the victims José has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies