New Netflix Original 'Murder Mountain' Explores Missing People In Emerald Triangle

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

The six-part series will delve into 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 illegal cannabis growth.

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

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Credit: Netflix

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?

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Credit: Netflix

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.

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Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on

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