Zina Linnik was a young girl who lived in Tacoma Washington. She was born in the European Country of Ukraine on November 25th, 1994. She immigrated to the USA with her family in 1997 to begin a new life. Ten years later, she was kidnapped and murdered by Terapon Adhahn in the summer of 2007. Three months after her death, Joe Winko came across her story online during his Myspace assault ordeal back in 2007. He felt very sorry for her. Zina Linnik is first mentioned on an episode of Chilling Crimesand later in an episode of Joe Winko Talk.
Joe Winko survived an attack similar to Zina Linnik. He was assaulted by a man he met on Myspace in year 2007.
Zina died of blunt force trama to her, a similar injury that Joe Winko received during his attack.
Joe Winko discovered the story of Zina Linnik in the aftermath of his attack from the man he met on Myspace.
As a memorial/homage to Zina Linnik, whenever Joe Winko plays the game, Resident Evil Deadly Silence, he plays as the character, Jill Valentine, to himself bares a resemblance to Zina Linnik. He pretends that Zina Linnik is the actual character he's playing as and that he's helping her escape and survive the horrific events that occur in the mansion in Resident Evil.