In 2013, after helping Alex Jones, Richard was lured by Alex to her vampire family who drained Richard and turned Richard into a vampire himself. Returning home covered in his own blood, Richard tried to tell his wife what had happened, but the smell of his own blood caused Richard to lose control and drain both his wife and son. He disappeared afterwards and was reported missing.
Following the deaths of his family, Richard was driven insane with his need to get revenge upon Alex. Three years after the deaths of Richard's wife and son, as Richard executed his revenge plot, hunters Sam and Dean Winchester learned of Richard's true identity and the method of his family's death, causing them to realize that Richard was a vampire. A short time later, an anguished Richard explained to Alex what had happened to his family and how it caused his quest for revenge.