In True Detective season 1, the murdered woman whose case Rust and Marty take on in 1996 is called Dora Lange, a name remarkably similar / practically identical to the real life great Depression-era photographer, Dorothea Lange.

The series writer, Nic Pizzolatto, filled the screenplay with many references, allusions and puzzles, some obvious and some less so. It seems to me inconceivable that he didn't have a connection in mind between the fictional Dora and the real Dorothea but I have no idea what it could be and have found no reference to it on the Internet. Any thoughts?

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