Will is the child of Marcus and Hope Paxton, his real name is Keon Paxton. His identity was changed to hide him from his mother (Hope Paxton). Regina goes up to him one day and Will says "My mom's still alive. She isn't dead." Later, Regina asks him "Did you mean that she was still alive in your heart? Or in heaven? Because I know how hard it is..." And Will reveals his mother lives in Georgia. We find out that Eric is "Wanted" because since Eric took Will away from Hope, he has a criminal record.