Stevie Kane was the youngest son of Beth and Jay Kane and the brother of Gary Kane. Stevie's father had died in an accident involving machinery at the meat plant where he and his wife worked. Stevie lived in Delta Glen, Wisconsin where the Syndicate conducted an experiment with Purity Control. Gary had been inoculated with the substance described as a "vitamin shot" by the local country doctor, Doctor Larson. The Kane family also consumed the substance as it was administered to the cattle raised in the area. When the FBI investigated strange events related to the experiment, the Syndicate sent the Crew Cut Man to execute the residents involved, but was killed by the local sheriff after making four victims. When the experiment came to an end, Stevie and the other test subjects exhibited severe flu-like symptoms.