Wow, that's an interesting point. Seems like we'll never know for sure. Didn't like the guy at the beginning, he seemed very fishy and, you know, with this whole candy stuff ... however, after Episode 4 he earned my appreciation.
@SneakerSavage Yeah, I remember something similiar, that the mother said that he was dead. However, since what happened in Episode 2, I wouldn't take her words for face value.