Linda met Walter Couch when she was only sixteen-years-old at a wedding reception in Ohio. A girl with low self-esteem, Linda was flattered such a handsome young man like Walter would be interested in the likes of her. The pair grew more and more fond of each other with Walter proposing to Linda only a few months after they had begun dating.
In the beginning, her relationship with Walter was full of love and excitement, but once Linda became pregnant, everything seemed to change. During one fight, in particular, Walter pushed Linda down the stairs while she was pregnant with their daughter, who they would name Roxanne.