Body found in NorCal believed to be that of missing OB man

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Human remains discovered in a makeshift grave in
Northern California two weeks ago are those of an Ocean Beach man believed to
have been murdered, authorities reported this week.

The body of Garret Rodriguez, 29, was found Dec. 1 off Jewett Ranch Road
in Harris, Humboldt County sheriff's Lt. Steve Knight said.

Rodriguez's father reported him missing April 25, telling investigators
his son had fallen out of contact after leaving for Alderpoint to work on a
medical-marijuana ranch in an area known as “Murder Mountain,” the lieutenant

The locale got its nickname due to a history of homicides there,
according to the Humboldt Sentinel.

An examination by a forensic pathologist determined that Rodriguez was
murdered, according to Knight, who did not disclose the cause of death.

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