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Red Dead Redemption 2 Killer Clue piece locations: How to stop the serial killer

How to find all mysterious Killer Clues in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Killer Clue locations are one of many side-quests you can come across while playing the massive open-world adventure.

Unlike some quests which require you to find Strangers to get started, you can happen upon these naturally. And if you do, you're in for a shock - they're particularly gruesome, and finding one isn't the end.

There's a total of three Killer Clue piece locations, which then lead you to the Pieced Together Map - and catching the serial killer.

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For more help, our Red Dead Redemption 2 walkthrough explains the requirements for fully completing the game's many story missions.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Killer Clue Piece location 1

The first Killer Clue location is in-between Strawberry and Wallace.

Head to a road that intersects with the railroad, and you'll find a bloody patch and some dismembered body parts on the road side.

Follow the trail of blood until you come to a rock up the hill to find a particularly gruesome scene.

On the rock nearby is a dismembered head. Take the piece of paper out of its mouth to get the Killer Clue 1 Piece.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Killer Clue Piece location 2

The second Killer Clue Piece location is south of Valentine, between Citadel Rock and Caster's Ridge:

If you are on the road travelling north, you'll find the blood trail on your right, leading to underneath a section of railroad.

You'll find the head, and the second Killer Clue Piece, on the left side.

The map isn't complete yet - still one more section to go.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Killer Clue Piece location 3

The third and final Killer Clue Piece location is south of Rhodes. If you've yet to reach there in the story (you have to visit in Chapter 3) then don't worry, you can use fast travel and use a train to get there at any point from the start of Chapter 2 onwards.

You need to specifically head east of Braithwaite Manor, near the 'S' in the word 'Meadows' that trails down the map vertically:

From the north, look right to find the trail of blood, leading you to a tree.

The victim's head - and the third and final piece of the Killer Clue - is on the left.

The PC version has seen several new additions, including a photo mode, Landmarks of Riches Treasure Map, The Elemental Trail Treasure Map and the End of the Earth mission. If you're looking for more help in general, our Red Dead Redemption 2 mission list walkthrough can help provide pointers with the story. If you're looking for things to find, there are Killer Clue Piece locations, High Stakes Treasure Map locations, Jack Hall Gang Treasure Map locations, Red Dead Redemption 2 Le Tresor Des Morts and the Poisonous Trail Treasure Map locations too. Our in-depth systems explainers includes hunting perfect pelts, hides and skins as well as all Legendary Animal locations and Legendary Fish locations, or all Gunslinger locations, too. Finally, here's a list of Red Dead Redemption 2 cheat codes .

Red Dead Redemption 2 Killer Clue Pieced Together Map location and how to stop the serial killer

Now we have all three pieces, the Pieced Together Map is complete. This is what it looks like:

The location points to a place named Lucky's Cabin. It won't be named that on the map if you haven't been close, but you'll find it going south-west out of Valentine. When you get close enough, a white Stranger area will appear on the map, telling you you're in the right direction.

You're specifically looking for a destroyed hut with a pair of basement doors. It's the only structure on the map in this radius, so shouldn't be too difficult to find. Provided you have the three clues above, you can open these doors and enter.

Once inside, be sure to equip your Lantern (it's in your Weapons slot, in the bottom right corner) so you can see clearer. We recommend going first-person to get a closer look - though perhaps not if you're squeamish.

You should pick up the two letters on the table to the right, before going round the corner. When you are ready, investigate the knife in the middle of the floor at the back of the basement.

You'll be ambushed as soon as you do. After the cutscene, fight back - a single punch should knock out the serial killer. Now hogtie him and take him to the local Sheriff as instructed.

When you arrive, drop him near the desk, and after the cutscene, be prepared to aim (and fire) your weapon at the serial killer who is attacking the Sheriff.

Doing so will see him reward you $20 - a pretty measly sum for the trouble you've gone through, but uncovering these scenes (and stopping the killer) is possibly reward enough.

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