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Netflix Location Scout For 'Narcos' Shot Dead In Mexico

Netflix Location Scout For 'Narcos' Shot Dead In Mexico

The location manager of the Netflix series Narcos has been shot and killed while scouting for locations for the fourth series of the show.

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.

The motive behind the fatal shooting is now unclear, but Munoz was reportedly scouting locations unaccompanied and was working in an era "prone to murders".

A producer for the Netflix crime drama Narcos has been shot dead in central Mexico while looking for new locations.

Mexican columnist Julio Astillero tweeted this photo of Portal.

The show 's season 4, is scheduled to be following Mexico's Juarez cartel.

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Carlos has been working as a location scout for over a decade and has assisted on projects such as Spectre, Sicario, and Fast & Furious.

Netflix confirmed his passing to the Daily News.

A friend of Muñoz says the film industry veteran drove out to photograph areas for season 4 scouting when he was last seen alive.

Worldwide news outlet El Pais was the first to report his death, and indicated that the compact vehicle in which Munoz was discovered was "on an unnamed dirt road in the community of San Bartolo Actopan, in the municipality of Temascalapa".

The network added that circumstances surrounding the death remain unclear.