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How to solve the Red Dead Redemption 2 Killer Clue mystery

The Red Dead Redemption 2 Killer Clue locations spell out a particularly grisly mystery, if you're able to find them and put together the evidence to track down the perpetrator. There's a trail of body parts left by this serial killer to lead you across the Old West, so if you want to turn detective in Red Dead Redemption 2 then this is your opportunity to carry out an investigation and close the case on this unhinged criminal. The only way to deliver justice is to find all of the puzzle pieces and use them to trace your target, so read on for all of the Red Dead Redemption 2 Killer Clue locations you'll need to visit to conclude your search.

We have a complete video walkthrough of the Red Dead Redemption 2 Killer Clue mystery below:

You can start the hunt for the killer at any time once you’ve completed chapter one and are free to explore the open world. You can also visit the locations in any order you wish but we’re starting just south of Valentine, the first town you’ll visit in the game. From Valentine head towards the path to the right of Castor’s Ridge on the map. 

Here, just off to the side of the path, you’ll find a leg. Head up towards the bridge and there’s a body hanging from the structure and some words written on the rocks.

 To the left of this is a head with a section of a map in its mouth… nice. 

Now you just need to find the two remaining pieces to complete the map. The second is to the right of Braithwaite Manor at  the ‘S’ in ‘Scarlet Meadows’ on the map. 

Here, strung up on the incredibly creepy tree is another body, some more writing and, around the back, another head with the next map piece. 

The final section take us to the south of Wallace Station, up the hill to the south of the river. 

Walk up the hill and you’ll discover a rock, another body and on a smaller rock to the left the final piece of the map. Sorry about the state of my coat - I got attacked by a bear.

Once you’ve collected all three pieces a prompt will appear on screen informing you the map has been pieced together. Open your Satchel and open it up. On the back is a sinister message but the image on the front is pointing towards a new location on the map and a combination to open whatever you find there. 

That location is back up towards Valentine at a place called Lucky’s cabin (it’s just south of Valentine on the map). 

When you arrive a stranger icon will appear, indicating you’re in the right area. Head towards what’s left of the  building and when prompted, open the basement doors. At this point it’s worth saying that the rest of this hunt is best experienced without knowing anything more so if you want to do that leave now.

Warning, don't read any further if you want to experience the end of the Red Dead Redemption 2 Killer Clue mystery for yourself.

Still here? Ok in we go.

Once you’ve found the killer inside you need to take him back to Valentine, so load him up on your horse and head back to the sheriff. Put the killer in jail and know you’ve put an end to this mystery… or have you?

Just before he’s put behind bars the killer will attack the sheriff. Here you have a choice. You can shoot the killer, saving the sheriff, and earn a small reward or let the sequence play out until the sheriff deals with it himself. You’ll get nothing if you chose the latter option but it’s more fun.

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James Jarvis
James Jarvis

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