True Detective‘s unmistakable Louisiana backdrop and contradicting industrial landscapes makes for one of the most beautiful locations a murder mystery could ever hope for. This map is inspired by the beautiful and desolate locations in the True Detective universe. Spoilers ahead!
Not since Twin Peaks has a television show so masterfully set a scene that will forever be identified with a series. Dora Lange’s crime scene in Erath, Louisiana, is rural and indigenous, both beautiful and unforgettable.
Lafayette is the fourth largest city in Louisiana, and the setting for the police precinct where Rust and Marty began their dark spiral into the world of Carcosa.
Located in Aciadia and St. Landry parish, Eunice is home to 10,298 and is the sight of the evangelist Joel Theriot’s destroyed church. Here, Marty and Rust discover the mural of a woman with an antler crown painted on the wall, further escalating their search for the killer.
Cottonport is home to 2,006 Louisianians and is the fictional location of Charlie Lange’s prison. It’s here where Lange meets Reggie LeDoux, which subsequently causes the murder of his ex-wife, Dora.
Buras-Triumph, Louisiana is home to 2,258 people and is the fictional location of Tuttle’s Light of the Way Academy. Many fans believe this is the true location of the Yellow King’s Carcosa.
In 2012, years after the Dora Lange murder was believed solved, a body is found hanging from a nearby bridge. The posing of the body resembles the 1995 murder.
We’ve been waiting find out where the fabled location of “Carcosa” is, and when we were finally treated to this amazingly beautiful (and completely terrifying) location, it lived up to all our expectations.
Finally, Rust and Marty’s story ends at the Lafayette General Medical Center, leaving us raving fans both satisfied and excitedly awaiting the next installment of the True Detective anthology.