Netflix Location Scout For 'Narcos' Shot Dead In Mexico


Carlos Muñoz Portal, 37, was found dead in his auto, his body riddled with bullets, in Temascalapa, a violent region in central Mexico that lies 60km from Mexico City.

More broadly, though, Narcos was reportedly set to focus season four on Mexico's infamous Juarez cartel - and the fact that Munoz Portal was killed in that area and found "bullet-riddled" in his vehicle may speak for itself as far as who's responsible for the violence.

"The victim's auto was found in a cactus field".

The network added that circumstances surrounding the death remain unclear.

Netflix confirmed his passing to the Daily News. It was found that he had been shot several times in a violent and thug-dominated area of Mexico, Temascalapa, which is around 60km from Mexico City.

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Carlos Muñoz Portal was scouting locations for season four of the popular Netflix series when he was shot to death. The site is located very close to the border with Hidalgo, which is notorious for drug-related homicides.

El Pais reported of Narcos Season 4, "Production will soon portray the Cartel de Juárez, an organization headed by Amado Carrillo, better known as El señor de los cielos".

An investigation into his death is ongoing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Munoz was an experienced location manager who had worked on numerous Hollywood productions in Mexico, including Tony Scott's Man on Fire, Mel Gibson's Apocalypto and the latest Bond film Spectre".

"Given the depopulated area we have no witnesses", spokesman for the State Attorney's office Claudio Barrera said.