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A Mother's Lament  
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Location Location icon  Riverfield Jewelry
Survivor(s) Dead rising leah Leah Stein
Starts Time icon  Day 1, Sept. 19, 5 pm
Expires Time icon   Day 2, Sept. 20, 7 am
Join Prestige points icon  10,000
Prestige points icon   20,000
Otis's call Dead rising transiever  I found a woman in the JEWELRY SHOP in AL FRESCA PLAZA. She's movin' around an awful lot. It looks like she's lookin' for somebody.[1]
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See also Scoops Day 1 Part 1 for a walk-through of this scoop and four others on day one.

A Mother's Lament is a Dead Rising scoop. Leah Stein is in the Riverfield Jewelry shop in Al Fresca Plaza, wailing about her lost baby.

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If Frank is not in:

  1. the Security Room,
  2. the Rooftop,
  3. the Helipad, or
  4. Al Fresca Plaza

Frank will receive this call on Day 1 (September 19) at 5pm. Otis will call about Leah.

When arriving at Al Fresca Plaza, Frank hears Leah Stein crying inside Riverfield Jewelry. She is frantically looking for her daughter, Grace. When Frank speaks to her, she grabs him and asks where her baby is. After shoving her of, Frank offers to help look for Grace. Leah then admits that Grace has been eaten by the zombies. After Frank calms her down, she agrees to let him take her to the safety of the Security Room.

Conversation with Leah[]

Conversation with Leah
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Frank: What's the matter? Are you ok?
Leah grabs Frank and shakes him

Leah: Grace!? Where's Grace!? My baby! I want my baby back! Grace! Grace! Answer me! Where's Grace!?

Frank pushes Leah off.

Leah: Grace...

Frank: You got separated from your kid?

Leah: Grace is my baby...

Frank: I'll find your baby for you lady! First, lets get you someplace safe.

Leah: Just leave me alone!

Leah: They ate her. Those damn zombies ate my baby! Right in front of me...oh god, I've never heard her cry like that! Please... Just leave me alone...

Frank: What, you wanna to stick around with them? With the ones that ate your

little girl? Come on! I'm not gonna let you die here![2]

Traveling with Leah[]

Leah is injured and walks very slowly with a limp. Frank will have to carry her. While Frank cannot use weapons or eat food while he is carrying a survivor, it is easier as:

  1. Frank doesn't have to deal with the terrible survivor artificial intelligence,
  2. Frank is less likely to be attacked, and
  3. the survivor will not be attacked unless Frank is attacked.

Barricade Pair Scoop[]

A game hour before (5 minutes real time) Otis calls Frank about A Mother's Lament, Otis will call Frank about the Barricade Pair scoop, which is across the walkway in the Weber's Garments store where Frank will find Burt Thompson and Aaron Swoop.

Scoop expires[]

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A Mother's Lament and Japanese Tourists is about to expire on Day 2, September 20, 6:55 am.

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A Mother's Lament and Japanese Tourists expire on Day 2, September 20, 7:00 am. At the same moment, Otis calls about the Lovers scoop, the first scoop of Day 2.


  • Leah's daughter, Grace, is never shown in the game. This includes both Frank's notebook and the characters section of the game manual.[3]


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Leah Stein in Riverfield Jewelers during A Mother's Lament.
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See also[]


  1. Dead Rising Game Script, IGN, (January, 2009).
  2. Dead Rising: Game Script,, (January 5, 2009).
  3. Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 29

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