At some unknown point in time, Richard passed away prior to or during the series. He was aware of his oldest son's psychopathic tendencies. This was revealed to both parents when they found their youngest son dead, at the bottom of their pool drowned by Daniel. He and his wife covered up their son's involvement and committed Daniel to a psychiatric hospital in England at the age of fourteen.
Three years later, Daniel seemingly perished in a fire that killed seven children. Richard wrongly identified a boy's burned body, believing the corpse to be his son. Unknown to his father, however, Daniel was very much alive. He continued on to become a serial killer using the alias Oliver Saxon. The media dubbed Oliver as The Brain Surgeon.
- Richard's name may be a reference to Dr. Richard Vogel in 'The Sopranos (psychiatrist of Anthony Jr.).