Tom Dooley is a character featured in Dying Light.


Events of Dying Light

He is a young survivor residing within the rooftop safe zone in northern Old Town. He is cared for by Tariq , and is mute due to a past trauma involving his apartment block.

In the mission Chasing Past, Kyle Crane uses a voice recorder found on Tom to solve the mystery behind his trauma. He discovers that during the outbreak, Tom played a detective game with his friend Mike. The child wandered through the apartment to uncover the reason behind his father's recent disappearance. As Kyle follows Tom's investigation, he discovers that other residents have gone missing and that a foul odor is coming from the basement. As Tom explored the flats, Mike (actually Tom's dog) has gone missing as well after going down to the basement. Tom enters the room to discover several bodies dismembered and butchered for cooking, including his father and Mike. He ran from Umar the cannibal and found shelter within Tariq's place.

After Kyle returns Mike's collar to Tom, he asks Tariq to take care of the boy and help him recover.



  • Tom Dooley's name is a reference to an 1886 folk song made popular by the Kingston Trio in 1958.
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