Noah Keefer did what he could to make ends meet. He owned a small apartment
in Center City, not too far away from the glamorous life of Pine Valley.
As a child, he had been abandoned by his mother, and raised by his loving
Aunt Grace Keefer.
One night, Noah saw a beautiful woman wandering the streets. Noah at first
thought she was prostitute. But, Noah could see she was hurt. Noah followed
the woman to keep her safe. Thinking he was an assailant, the woman attacked
her. Noah did not retaliate. Instead, he led her to his apartment to clean
herself off. She was Julia Santos. Julia confided in Noah her fears of
returning home. She had run away after a falling chandelier permanently
disfigured her face. Noah put no pressure on Julia to leave. In fact,
he liked having her around. Noah believed they were becoming very close
until one day he came home, and Julia was gone.
Taylor Roxbury Cannon focused her attention on Noah. She turned to Noah
after loosing her job on the police force. Taylor needed a place to stay,
so Noah opened up his apartment to her. But Taylor wanted a lot more from
Noah than a place to stay. Taylor seduced Noah. After their one-night
stand, Taylor revealed she was pregnant with Noah’s child.
In the meantime, Noah and Julia had rekindled their romance. Louie came
to Pine Valley to reclaim Julia. Noah did his best to defend her. Noah
was sent to prison for attacking Louie in public. Mateo Santos came to
Noah with the news that Julia was missing. Noah knew Louie had to be the
Mateo and Noah found Louie. Louie pulled a gun on Noah. They got in a
struggle over the gun. In the altercation, Louie fell to the ground and
sustained a fatal head injury. When the police arrived, Louie was dead.
Noah claimed self-defense, but Louie’s gun was nowhere to be found.
When Taylor miscarried their child, Noah was free to pursue Julia. On
the day they were to marry, the police arrived to arrest Noah for Louie’s
Noah was found guilty for Louie’s murder. Determined to prove his
innocence, he went on the run. Julia, Mateo and Hayley Vaughan followed
him to Jamaica where they hoped to buy time. Taylor followed them, determined
to see Noah back in custody. Julia hatched a plot to force Taylor into
a confession. After faking her death, Julia haunted Taylor. She admitted
to hiding Louie’s gun. With confession in hand, they returned to
Pine Valley to prove Noah’s innocence.
Noah and Julia were finally free to marry. Edmund and Maria Grey threw
them a wedding fit for royalty at Wildwind.
Noah and Julia’s happy life in Pine Valley was short lived. Noah’s
estranged mother, Rose Keefer, came to Pine Valley, on the run from a
crime lord named Slade. Slade shot Belinda after she refused to give up
Rose’s location. Julia was the only witness to the attack. After
testifying against Slade in open court, the Federal Government took the
Keefers into custody. Slade was a part of a bigger crime ring. Noah, Julia
and Rose were placed in Witness Protection, separating them from their
families in Pine Valley.
2005: Witness Protection took its toll Noah. He was tired
of hiding. He knew the only way to regain his life was to eliminate those
who threatened to hurt him. He left Julia to confront the crime-lord that
threatened their lives, The Dragon. Noah found him in the form of businessman
Garret Williams. But Garret’s henchmen were able to notify him of
Noah’s arrival. Garret shot and killed Noah in cold blood.