New Netflix Original Murder Mountain Explores Missing People In Emerald Triangle

Hundreds of thousands of people go missing in the UK every year. Some of them are found (in one way or another) while others stay missing, causing untold heartache for friends and family.

A new show hopes to zero in on how people just disappear without a trace.

Netflix's new series Murder Mountain will explore the missing people in California's Emerald Triangle, and it's set to become our latest obsession.

The six-part series will delve into the 717 per 100,000 people who go missing in Humboldt County each year as reported by the North Coast Journal.

In addition to the hundreds of people that go missing each year, North California Redwood country is also home to the Emerald Triangle, which is famous for its huge cannabis growth.

The area is known as 'murder mountain'. Credit: Netflix
The area is known as 'murder mountain'. Credit: Netflix

The hugely dense triangle crosses the boarders of three counties, including Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity just 300 miles from San Francisco.

Emerald Triangle is the biggest cannabis-producing region in North America where growers have used the harsh terrain to their advantage to mass produce the plant in secret.

But why is this triangle known as Murder Mountain instead of Marijuana Mountain?

Well, it all stems from a disturbing tale of events which saw the mountains named after notorious serial killers Suszan and Michael 'Bear' Carson, also known as the San Francisco Witch Killers, who reigned terror over the area in the 1980s claiming to be 'warriors' fighting in the 'holy war against witches.'

The Netflix original docuseries explores the disappearance of Garrett Rodriguez, a farmer who grew marijuana on the mountain. He was later found dead, which added him to a long list of people brutally murdered in Humboldt County.

Rodriguez was reported missing in April 2013, although friends and family noticed they hadn't heard from him since Christmas 2012, according to the North Coast Journal.

He was then found in a shallow grave in the triangle, which became popular for marijuana farming in the late 1970s.

Murder Mountain is now available to stream on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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