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Edmund Lowry Jr.

Edmund Lowry Jr. is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2. He is the subject of the Stranger mission "American Dreams".



Edmund Lowry Jr. is a serial killer who strings up the desecrated and mutilated corpses of his victims throughout New Hanover, Big Valley and Lemoyne, leaving clues that can be pieced together into a map to his hideout, a cabin southwest of Valentine.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

My name is Edmund, Edmund Lowry Jr. And you'll remember that, my friend.
Edmund Lowry Jr. to Curtis Malloy

After finding all three clues from the crime scenes, the player can go to Edmund's basement, which is filled to the brim with murder weapons and the remains of various victims, some nothing but polished skulls while other fresh and stretched open carcasses. Also proudly strung up on the walls are newspaper clippings describing the many disappearances and serial murders he had commited.

After inspecting a knife at the back of the basement, Edmund sneaks up on the protagonist and knocks them out, taunting them with threats of torture as they lie dazed. However, the player manages to throw a severed head at him, and beats him into unconsciousness. The player then ties him up and takes him to the Valentine jail as a de facto bounty.

Upon waking, Edmund pretends to surrender as he is escorted into his cell, but suddenly attacks Sheriff Malloy the second his restraints are undone.

If the player decides to intervene: With the Sheriff on the ground desperately trying to defend himself, the player shoots Lowry Jr, killing him and saving Malloy. The Sheriff is shaken but grateful, and rewards the player with $20.
If the player decides not to intervene: Malloy eventually manages to force Lowry Jr. off and shoots him in the chest when he’s on the floor next to him. Angry that the player did not assist him, Malloy doesn’t pay them and asks them to get out.

News of Lowry Jr.'s death is subsequently reported in the newspaper.

Mission appearances

Red Dead Redemption 2

Video Guide


Red Dead Redemption 2 Serial Killer Mission - American Dreams



  • Lowry Jr.'s character is likely inspired by the infamous real-life serial killers, Jack the Ripper and Albert Fish, both of whom operated around the same time RDR2 is set.
  • If the player refuses to throw the head at Edmund, a brief alternate scene will play where he will torture them to death with a sadistic grin on his face, as the protagonist screams in agony.
  • An anonymous letter to a newspaper can be found in his lair, asking for the killings he had committed to have more coverage in the paper. There is also a letter from his mother, in which she expresses her concern for his recent lack of well-being and reminds him to take the laudanum he was prescribed. The complex vocabulary displayed in these letters suggest that they are from an affluent, well-to-do family.
  • Edmund’s body cannot be shot, blown up or destroyed by train impact. It will burn if it is caught on fire.
  • A weapon named Lowry's Revolver can be found in Red Dead Online. However, Edmund Lowry Jr. is never seen with this weapon in-game.
  • A letter - presumably from him - to the Saint Denis Tribune can be found in a abandoned US Postal Service wagon south of Fort Wallace.
  • The newspaper scraps and lost-persons posters on the walls of the basement cover the disappearances of some of his victims. In an inside-joke by the game's developers, one such poster announces that a woman named Eliza has gone missing, referring to a character that was originally supposed to be in the game as a second romantic interest for Arthur Morgan, but was cut from it during development.
  • In the game's end credits, he is listed as "An Anatomist", in a nod to his practice of mutilating and dismembering his victims.