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This is a list of Deaths that have occurred within The CW's Riverdale.

As of "Chapter Ninety-Three: Dance of Death", a total of 91 deaths have happened over the course of 93 episodes. 15 have occurred prior to the series, and 21 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
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7
Jane Dallas Brown
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*1978 (39 years prior)
Automobile accident
*Staged
Francis DuPont
N/A
8
Louis Cooper
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
Unknown
N/A
N/A
9
Artie Andrews
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
("Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club")
*25 years prior
Illness
N/A
N/A
10
Felix Featherhead
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
("Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club")
*25 years prior
Lethal levels of cyanide mixed with blueberry "Fresh-Aid"
Penelope Blossom
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11
Charles Chickens
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*1994 (23 years prior)
Jet crash
*alledged mechanical failure
Francis DuPont
N/A
12
Hermosa Lodge's mother
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*16 to 25 years prior
Unknown
N/A
N/A
13
Theodore Weisel
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*2002 (15 years prior)
Drowned in yatching accident
Francis DuPont
N/A
14
Sheriff Howard
Prior to "Chapter One: The River's Edge"
*2 years prior
Unknown
N/A
N/A
15
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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16
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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17
Clifford Blossom
"Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder"
*October 6, 2017
Ingested pufferfish poison
*Staged as suicide by hanging
Penelope Blossom
*Revenge for murdering their son Jason Blossom
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17
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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18
Robert Phillips
"Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof"
*2017
Shot
Black Hood
*Sinner; Drug dealer
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19
Jingle-Jangle Addict
"Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside"
*2017
Hit and killed by a train
N/A
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20
Joseph Svenson
"Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night"
*2017
Shot in the chest
Sheriff Keller
*Caught him as the Black Hood and shot him
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21
Unknown Man
Prior to "Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle"
Stabbed to death with scissors
*alleged
Chic or Charles Smith
*Chic claimed that Charles was high on Jingle Jangle and stabbed the man to death with scissors; However, while hooked up to a polygraph machine later on, Charles told Betty that he had found Chic covered with the dead man's blood.
N/A
22
Paul Boucher / "Poppa Poutine"
"Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and The Divine"
*2018
Shot in the head
Andre
*Hired by Hiram Lodge to kill him after Poppa Poutine planned to kill Hiram
N/A
23
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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24
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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25
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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26
Unnamed Man
"Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt"
*2018
Mutilated
Unknown
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27
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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28
Andre
"Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night"
*2018
Head trauma
*presumably
Small Fry Boucher
*For interfering with his mission to avenge his father
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29
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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30
Dilton Doiley
"Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes"
*2018
Lethal levels of cyanide mixed with blueberry "Fresh-Aid"
Himself
*He wanted to "ascend" (as part of Gryphons and Gargoyles)
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31
Dr. Curdle
Prior to "Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes"
*2018
Unknown
N/A
N/A
32
Ben Button
"Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes"
*2018
Suicide by defenestration
Himself
*He wanted "to be with Dilton" and "ascend" to the "kingdom" (as part of Gryphons and Gargoyles)
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33
Warden Norton
"Chapter Forty: The Great Escape"
*2018
Lethal levels of cyanide mixed with blueberry "Fresh-Aid"
Himself
*He wanted to "ascend" (as part of Gryphons and Gargoyles)
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34
Darryl Doiley
Prior to "Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter"
Poisoned with oleander
*Staged as suicide by carbon monoxide in his car
Penelope Blossom
*He was a "Judas"
(and also because of her hatred for men)
N/A
35-37
Shadow Lake Boys
"Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter"
*2018
Shot
Sheriff Minetta
*Shot them under the orders of Hiram Lodge in order to mask the fact that he bribed them in order to jail Archie Andrews
N/A
38
Joaquin DeSantos
"Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter"
*2018
Lethal levels of cyanide mixed with blueberry "Fresh-Aid"
Tall Boy
*As part of Gryphons and Gargoyles; carved a symbol into his forehead after
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39-45
7 nuns
"Chapter Forty-Four: No Exit"
Lethal levels of cyanide mixed with blueberry "Fresh-Aid"
Sister Woodhouse
*They wanted to "ascend" (as part of Gryphons and Gargoyles)
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46
Gerald Petite / "Tall Boy"
"Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger"
Shot
Fangs Fogarty
*Accidental; Tall Boy attempted to escape whilst being held captive
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47
Claudius Blossom
"Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger"
Poisoned
Penelope Blossom
*He was a criminal who caused multiple seizures (and also because of her hatred for men)
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48
Michael Minetta
"Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia"
Shot several times
Hermione Lodge
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49
Marigold
Prior to "Chapter Forty-Eight: Requiem for a Welterweight"
*6 years prior
Drowned during her baptism
The Farm
*They wanted her to "ascend" during her baptism
N/A
50
Brandon Morris / "Baby Teeth"
"Chapter Fifty-Two: The Raid"
Loss of blood
*A Maple Club matchbook was lodged in his throat, all his teeth were pulled out, and symbols were carved on his back.
Gargoyle Gang
*They were fullfilling a quest for the Gargoyle King (as part of Gryphons and Gargoyles)
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51
Randy Ronson
"Chapter Fifty-Four: Fear The Reaper"
Drug intoxication
*He took drugs in order to win his boxing match with Archie, but died as a result.
Himself
*Accidental
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52
Kurtz
"Chapter Fifty-Four: Fear The Reaper"
Murder
*Presumed
Gargoyle King
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53-57
Four inmates and their prison bus driver
"Chapter Fifty-Four: Fear The Reaper"
Traffic collision
*A prison bus was transporting inmates to Hiram Lodge's new prison when the vehicle crashed, killing everyone inside and burning them into a crisp, including the driver.
N/A
N/A
58-60
Three Riverdale High students
"Chapter Fifty-Five: Prom Night"
Murder
Black Hood
N/A
61
Hal Cooper
"Chapter Fifty-Seven: Survive The Night"
*May 19, 2019
Shot in the head
Penelope Blossom
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62
Fred Andrews
"Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam"
*July 3, 2019
Hit and run
*Sacrificed himself to save a woman, who he was working with to fix her car after her tire got busted, from an incoming car by pushing her out of the way, resulting in himself getting ran over and killed.
Jeffrey Augustine
*Accidental; His father, George, told the police he did it to protect his son.
N/A
63
Edgar Evernever
"Chapter Sixty: Dog Day Afternoon"
Shot to death
Alice Cooper
N/A
64
Mr. Chipping
"Chapter Sixty-Three: Hereditary"
*November 2019
Dove out of the window
Himself
N/A
65
Uncle Bedford
"Chapter Sixty-Three: Hereditary"
*November 2019
Hit with candlestick
Toni Topaz
*Bedford was choking his niece and Toni came to the rescue.
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66
Francis DuPont
"Chapter Seventy-Three: The Locked Room"
Dove out of the window
Himself
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67
Jinx Malloy
"Chapter Seventy-Five: Lynchian"
Gunshot
Hiram Lodge
N/A
68
Bret Weston Wallis
"Chapter Seventy-Eight: The Preppy Murders"
*2020
Multiple abdominal stab wounds and eyes gouged out
Chic
*Charles Smith got him to kill him because Bret had been sharing illegal videos at Blue Velvet Video
N/A
69-71
Jinx Malloy's sons
*Hunter, Ray, and Paul
"Chapter Seventy-Eight: The Preppy Murders"
*2020
Shot in the head
Hermosa Lodge
*They were threatening her sister at gunpoint
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72
David
"Chapter Seventy-Eight: The Preppy Murders"
*2020
Murdered
*Made to look like suicide
Charles Smith
*Believed to be the Auteur
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73
Joan Berkeley
"Chapter Seventy-Eight: The Preppy Murders"
*2020
Beat with rock
*She was walking home from school
Charles Smith
*She hurt his friends
N/A
74-78
The entire Blossom Board of Trustees
*Aunt Cricket, Cousin Fester, and three others
"Chapter Seventy-Eight: The Preppy Murders"
*2020
Poisoned
Penelope Blossom
*So her daughter could take control
N/A
79
Unidentified young woman
"Chapter Eighty-Three: Fire in the Sky"
*2024
A stranger

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80
Margaret Harper
"Chapter Eighty-Three: Fire in the Sky"
between 2024-2026
Blunt force trauma to the head. The left side of her body was pulverized, as if with a wrecking ball.
Unknown
N/A
81
Earl
"Chapter Eighty-Three: Fire in the Sky"
*2027
Caught in a fire
Fire
* Problem caused by Hiram Lodge
N/A
82
Javier Luna
"Chapter Eighty-Eight: Citizen Lodge"
*around 1988
Gunned down by gangsters
Vittorio Alto
*Interfed with Alto's business
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83-85
Alto's 3 henchmen
"Chapter Eighty-Eight: Citizen Lodge"
*around 1988
Shot
Hiram Lodge
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86
Vittorio Alto
"Chapter Eighty-Eight: Citizen Lodge"
*2027
Shot in the head
Hiram Lodge
*As revenge for Vito ordering the hit on Hiram's father, Javier Luna
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87
Martin Tucker
"Chapter Ninety: The Night Gallery"
*2027
Bit off his own tongue and swallowed it, causing him to choke
Himself
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88
Myles McCoy
"Chapter Ninety-One: The Return of the Pussycats"
*2027
Heart attack
*Suspected murder
Unknown
N/A
89
Chad Gekko
"Chapter Ninety-Three: Dance of Death"
*2027
Shot
Veronica Lodge
*Self-defense
N/A
90
Squeaky
"Chapter Ninety-Three: Dance of Death"
*2027
Unknown
Starkweather family
*thrill of the kill
N/A
91
Polly Cooper
"Chapter Ninety-Three: Dance of Death"
*2027
Unknown
Starkweather family
*thrill of the kill
N/A
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