The NBC series Grimm is filming on location in Portland, Oregon - by all accounts a perfect locale for the subject matter of dark fairy tales with its terrain, forests and moody-weather atmosphere. As it turns out there's a much darker reason it works too.
This article, written by a local, shows both the excitement of having Grimm being filmed there but also how close to home the subject matter has already been for the town.
From the article, after a brief description of the crimes in the pilot episodes:
Why is this chilling? This is where reality intersects with the TV show. In the spring of 2010, a young boy named Kyron Horman went missing from our city of Portland. The school he vanished from? Skyline Elementary. He has never been found and the mystery surrounding his disappearance still has the Portland police bureau following tips and leads.