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Check out this guide for a full walkthrough of the Stranger Side Mission - American Dreams from Red Dead Redemption 2, including gameplay tips, guides, and more!

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Collect 3 Murder Clues

Collect 3 Murder Clues - Walkthrough Chart

1To activate this mission, you need to investigate 3 murder scenes around the game's map
2Once you've found a murder scene, collect the clue from the nearby severed head
3When you've collected all 3 clues, head to Valentine for the final part of the mission

2. Murder Clues Are In Severed Heads' Mouths

Red Dead Redemption 2 - American Dreams

The morbid murder clues can be taken from the mouths of severed heads. You'll find a head just a few steps away from the corpse.

2. Clue Location 1: Tree To The East Of Braithwaite Manor

Red Dead Redemption 2 - American Dreams

Ride into the Braithwaite Manor grounds and head to the east. You'll find the hanging corpse in a giant tree & the severed head on the other side of the tree trunk.

2. Clue Location 2: Boulders South Of Wallace Station

Red Dead Redemption 2 - American Dreams

The clue can be found on the severed head to the left of the corpse. The corpse is hanging from a boulder & the head can be found on another rock to its left.

2. Clue Location 3: Under Railroad Tracks South Of Valentine

Red Dead Redemption 2 - American Dreams

You'll find the clue to the left of the hanging corpse underneath the railroad tracks. This spot can be found to the south of Valentine.

Find The Murderer's Hideout

Find The Murderer's Hideout - Walkthrough Chart

1After collected all 3 clues from the murder scene, ride out to Valentine
2Head southwest of Valentine, until you reach an area labeled "Lucky's Cabin"
3Search the cabin ruins until you locate basement doors
4Open the basement doors & head down to explore
5Collect all the letters on the desk & head to the back of the basement
6Investigate the knife to trigger the cutscene

2. Find Cabin Ruins Southwest Of Valentine

Red Dead Redemption 2 - American Dreams

When you reach Valentine, head down southwest of the town until you see an area labeled "Lucky's Cabin". Explore the area until you find cabin ruins & locked basement doors.

Turn In The Murderer

Turn In The Murderer - Walkthrough Chart

1During the cutscene, follow the button prompts to attack the murderer
2Beat up the murderer & hogtie him
3Pick him up & carry him up and out of the basement
4Stow him onto your horse & ride back to the sheriff's office in Valentine
5Once you're in front of the sheriff's office, dismount your horse & pick up the murderer again
6Bring him into the building & drop him onto the floor to trigger the cutscene
7Once the cutscene ends, shoot the murderer to save the sheriff
8Collect your reward money from him to end the mission

1. Follow Button Prompts To Distract Murderer

Red Dead Redemption 2 - American Dreams

During the cutscene, follow the on-screen button prompt that pops up so you can distract the murderer.

7. Aim For Head Shot To Instantly Kill Murderer

Red Dead Redemption 2 - American Dreams

The murderer will try to massacre the sheriff so pull out your gun and aim for his head to kill him.

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