Finally, I see the light at the end of this very long, long tunnel. Seth's gonna be rich after all these years...

Seth Briars upon finding his "treasure"

Let the Dead Bury Their Dead is the fifteenth mission in Red Dead Redemption.

To view the mission tree, see:

Main article: Missions in Redemption/Tree


Marston accompanies Seth to Gaptooth Ridge, where he helps Seth find his "treasure" after first dealing with some armed thugs in and around the mansion and nearby town of Tumbleweed.


Mission Prerequisites

Before this mission becomes available, the player must complete:

Mission Description

Follow Seth through waves of gang members until reaching the mansion. Here there will be close quarter shootouts where the player can easily be killed by the enemies' shotguns. Continue up the stairs and into the next room, take a right and a new cut scene will come on.

Mission Dialogues

Main article: Let the Dead Bury Their Dead/dialogues

Mission Failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Assaults, kills or abandons Seth.
  • Dies.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Fastest Time: 2:10
  • Shot Accuracy: 80%
  • Number of Headshots: 14


  • Shotguns are very effective when clearing out the basement in the mansion.


  • The title of this mission, "Let the Dead Bury Their Dead", is a quote from Jesus in the book of Matthew (8:22) when talking with an unnamed disciple about following Him.
  • People at camp sites occasionally talk about a family that was eaten by a ghost in Tumbleweed and that all that was left was a glass eye. The eye Seth found may be related to the camp fire story.
  • Ironically, in the basement, Seth walks past the real treasure for Treasure Hunter Rank 4.
  • As of June 2014, multiple players have confirmed that after the last cutscene of the mission , they can hear a Zombie Marston growl made by Marston.
  • In Undead Nightmare the glass eye is one of the rumored sources of the plague.
    • Additionally, in the DLC, after John clears out the graveyards and returns to Seth, the latter swallows the glass eye.


Video Walkthroughs


Completing this mission contributes toward the following Trophy/Achievement:

100 gamerscoreGamerscore
Gold goldGold
Attain 100% List in the singleplayer game completion list.

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