Alyssa Ashcroft

Alyssa was a highly respected freelance journalist who has contributed so several major Raccoon City newspapers throughout her career.

Outside of work, she was insecure about her looks and this meant she was heavily into keep-fit and exercising. She even possessed a vinyl sheet that she secretly wrapped around her waist to give her the appearance of looking thinner. She also drank vitamin drinks and specialised imported diet food, though she had her doubts they would actually work. At one point she even considered diet drugs, though backed out at the last minute as it was obvious the person depicted in the advert was not real.

In 1993 she and her colleage Kurt were working for the Comet News and were involved in an undercover investigation concerning suspected illegal dealings taking place at the old hospital in Raccoon Forest. As their investigation stalled through lack of evidence, Kurt decided to infiltrate the hospital undetected but was killed by a zombified Dorothy Lester. Alyssa witnessed this incident and the image of him being eaten alive was burned into her mind. Although she managed to escape, she was so traumatised she never reported the incident to the police.

As the years passed, Alyssa did her best to forget all about the incident. Her career was going from strength to strength and in 1998 she uncovered a major bootlegging opertion at the Raccoon Zoo involving the illegal importation of over 700 rare orchid specimens. Thanks to an anonymous source from inisde the zoo, Alyssa was able to break the story and disgrace the chairman of the zoo's board of directors, Elliot Martin.

When the biological disaster occured in Raccoon City, Alyssa tried to escape the city and get around the army barricades by fleeing into Raccoon Forest. There she encountered Albert Lester as the 'axe-man' and he lured her back to the old ruined hospital. After hiding in the various rooms, she found documents dating back to the old 1993 conspiracy as well as her colleague Kurt's old notebook. Being in the hospital caused Alyssa to have several flashbacks, once again bringing to the surface of her mind the terrible things she and Kurt had experienced.

Eventually, Alyssa managed to escape the hospital just as it collapsed, killing Albert Lester. Barely alive, Alyssa came to understand that the experiments performed at the hospital were more than just human rights violations and that they were crimes against nature. She vowed to finally avenge Kurt's death after all these years and finally expose the truth. This was her motivation for escaping the chaos in Raccoon City alive.

However, whether Alyssa escaped alive or not has never been confirmed.

 



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