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This is a list of Deaths that have occurred within Riverdale.

As of "Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World", a total of 23 deaths have happened over the course of 31 episodes, 8 have occurred prior to the series, and 2 have happened off-screen. Additionally, prior to the series, an unknown number of people (including children) were massacred by General Pickens.

Deaths

# (episode) Victim's Name Episode/Date Cause of Death Killer and Motive Moment of Death
1
Great Grandfather Blossom
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*Unknown date
Murder
Great Grandfather Cooper (his brother)
*Fought over their business
N/A
2
Mary Ellen Conway
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*1977 (40 years prior)
Shot in the chest
Riverdale Reaper / Louis Cooper
*Jim Conway blackmailed Louis Cooper, so Louis shot him and his family
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3
Jim Conway
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*1977 (40 years prior)
Shot in the chest
Riverdale Reaper / Louis Cooper
*Jim Conway blackmailed Louis Cooper, so Louis shot him and his family
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4
Sue Conway
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*1977 (40 years prior)
Shot
Riverdale Reaper / Louis Cooper
*Jim Conway blackmailed Louis Cooper, so Louis shot him and his family
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5
Tommy Conway
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*1977 (40 years prior)
Shot
Riverdale Reaper / Louis Cooper
*Jim Conway blackmailed Louis Cooper, so Louis shot him and his family
N/A
6
Innocent Man
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*40 years prior
Buried alive
A group of men and Louis Cooper (Betty's grandfather)
*They captured the wrong man when trying to find the Riverdale Reaper and buried him alive
N/A
7
Louis Cooper
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
Unknown
NA
N/A
8
Sheriff Howard
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*2 years prior
Unknown
Unknown
N/A
9
Charles Smith
Prior to "Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle"
Unknown
Chic
*A neighbor heard Chic and Charles arguing, which lead to Chic murdering him for unknown reasons
N/A
10
Jason Blossom
"Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*July 11, 2017
Shot in the head
Clifford Blossom
*Jason threatened to reveal the truth of Clifford's business
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11
Mustang
"Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder"
*October 6, 2017
Murder by drug overdose
Clifford Blossom
*Mustang was involved in Jason's murder; Clifford made it look like he had overdosed
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12
Clifford Blossom
"Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder"
*October 6, 2017
Suicide by hanging
*Presumably
Himself (allegedly)
*Presumably a combination of guilt and fear of arrest
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13
Jennifer Gibson / Geraldine Grundy
"Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying"
*2017
Strangled with a cello bow
Black Hood
*Sinner; Child predator
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14
Robert Phillips
"Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof"
*2017
Shot
Black Hood
*Sinner; Drug dealer
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15
Jingle-Jangle Addict
"Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside"
*2017
Hit and killed by a train
Himself / Unknown
*Accidental / Pushed
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16
Joseph Svenson
"Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night"
*2017
Shot in chest
Sheriff Keller
*Caught him as the Black Hood and shot him
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17
Paul Boucher / "Poppa Poutine"
"Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and The Divine"
*2018
Shot in head
Andre
*Hired by Hiram Lodge to kill him after Poppa Poutine planned to kill Hiram
N/A
18
Dwayne / "Shady Man"
"Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and The Divine"
*2018
Bludgeoned on the head with a lamp
Chic
*Alleged self-defense after he went after Alice Cooper; however, Chic claims he never touched that body
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19
Cassidy Bullock
"Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes"
*2018
Shot
Andre
*Killed him in bid to protect Veronica and her friends
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20
Midge Klump
"Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember"
*2018
Stabbed multiple times
(crucified)
Black Hood
*Continued mission to punish all sinners who escaped him before
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21
Unnamed Man
"Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt"
*2018
Mutilated
Unknown
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22
Dr. Steven Masters
"Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night"
*2018
Throat slit
Hal Cooper
*Asked too many questions about his injuries as the Black Hood
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23
Andre
"Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night"
*2018
Head trauma
Small Fry Boucher
*For not telling him the location of Hiram Lodge.
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24
Small Fry Boucher
"Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night"
*2018
Shot multiple times
Hermione Lodge
*To protect Veronica Lodge and their home
(self-defense)
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25
Gerald Petite /
"Tall Boy"
"Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World"
*2018
Shot
Sheriff Minetta / Riverdale Police
*Engaged in a gunfight with them prior to questioning his actions as the Black Hood
N/A