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

As of "Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night", a total of 6 deaths have happened over the course of 22 episodes, 7 have occurred prior to the series, and 1 has happened off-screen.

Deaths

# (episode) Victim's Name Episode/Date Cause of Death Killer and Motive Moment of Death
1
Great Grandfather Cooper
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*Unknown date
Murder
Great Grandfather Blossom (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
*Unknown; targeted Mary Ellen and her family at random
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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
*Unknown
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4
Sue Conway
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*1977 (40 years prior)
Shot
Riverdale Reaper
*Unknown
RD-Caps-2x08-House-of-the-Devil-89-Sue-Conway
5
Tommy Conway
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*1977 (40 years prior)
Shot
Riverdale Reaper
*Unknown
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
Sheriff Howard
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*2 years prior
Unknown
Unknown
N/A
8
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
Season 1 Episode 12 Anatomy of a Murder Jason dead 1
9
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
Season 1 Episode 12 Anatomy of a Murder Mustang overdosed
10
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
Season 1 Episode 12 Anatomy of a Murder Cliff hanging 1
11
Jennifer Gibson
"Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying"
*2017 or 2018
Strangled with a cello bow
Black Hood
*Sinner; Child predator
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12
Robert Phillips
"Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof"
*2017 or 2018
Shot
Black Hood
*Sinner; Drug dealer
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13
Jingle-Jangle User
"Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside"
*2017 or 2018
Fell in front of a train
Unknown
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14
Joseph Svenson
"Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night"
*2017 or 2018
Shot in chest
Sheriff Keller
*Caught him as the Black Hood and shot him
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